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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Shrubs and small trees growing beneath taller trees; underbrush.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. underbrush, undergrowth

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Small trees and bushes that grow among large trees; coppice; underbrush; -- formerly used in the plural.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Small trees and bushes that grow among large trees; coppice; underbrush.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest

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  • One of my favorite usages of this term is what an old Hollywood mogul called screenwriters: "schmucks with Underwoods." But there's a quite different usage on consuetudo.

    March 19, 2008