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Noun: undergrowth  'ún-du(r),growth
  1. The brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest
    "the ferny undergrowth";
    - underbrush [N. Amer], underwood

Derived forms: undergrowths

Type of: brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket

Part of: forest, wood, woods

Encyclopedia: Undergrowth