un·​der·​plant | \ ˌən-dər-ˈplant \
underplanted; underplanting; underplants

Definition of underplant

transitive verb

: to fill around, under, or among with lower-growing plants underplant a tree with pansies

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Our gardens reflect our patriotic colors and spirit when our beautiful red, white and striped roses are underplanted with blue companion plants. Rita Perwich, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Roses for the Fourth: red, white ... and striped!," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of underplant

1891, in the meaning defined above

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