understory

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noun un·der·sto·ry \ˈən-dər-ˌstȯr-ē\

Definition of understory

  1. 1 :  an underlying layer of vegetation; specifically :  the vegetative layer and especially the trees and shrubs between the forest canopy and the ground cover

  2. 2 :  the plants that form the understory

First Known Use of understory

1902


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