un·​der·​plant ˌən-dər-ˈplant How to pronounce underplant (audio)
underplanted; underplanting; underplants

transitive verb

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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, 30 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of underplant was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Underplant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underplant. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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