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

  • n. A usually abundant, luxuriant growth over or on something else: an overgrowth of ivy on the old house.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A usually abundant, luxuriant growth over or on something else. A tangle of growth occurring at the top of trees involving vines and branches, common in jungles.
  • n. An excessive growth or increase in numbers.
  • n. Excessive size; usually caused by over-production of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Excessive growth.
  • n. A growth that has covered somethin over.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A growth over or upon something else.
  • n. Exuberant or excessive growth.
  • n. The deposition of the crystals of one mineral species over those of another species, particularly when the individuals or subindividuals of the former have their orientation fixed by the latter; also one of the individuals or subindividuals so deposited.

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

  • n. a profusion of growth on or over something else
  • n. excessive size; usually caused by excessive secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland

Etymologies

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over- +‎ growth

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