Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not fully grown, or unusually small.
  • adjective Covered with undergrowth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not fully grown; of low stature.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of small stature; not grown to a full height or size.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective insufficiently grown; not having grown to a normal or suitable size.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

under- +‎ grown

Examples

  • And a sophisticated tunnel 90 feet undergrown, about 900 feet long, apparently to smuggle drugs from Mexico into the United States.

    CNN Transcript Dec 11, 2009

  • Kirsten Dunst's curly-haired Claudia, the little girl the two men vampirize into their "family," and who comes to hate her eternal entrapment in an undergrown body, manages to assume an eerie agelessness.

    A Feast Of Rats, Blood And Wild Rice

  • Patients with a high titer of IgG anticardiolipin and⁄or the lupus anticoagulant are at risk of developing blood clots that result in small, undergrown placentas.

    THE LUPUS HANDBOOK FOR WOMEN

  • Patients with a high titer of IgG anticardiolipin and⁄or the lupus anticoagulant are at risk of developing blood clots that result in small, undergrown placentas.

    THE LUPUS HANDBOOK FOR WOMEN

  • Patients with a high titer of IgG anticardiolipin and⁄or the lupus anticoagulant are at risk of developing blood clots that result in small, undergrown placentas.

    THE LUPUS HANDBOOK FOR WOMEN

  • How dreadful it was to know that he must be looking at her undergrown, plain, and childish person, knowing that she was his wife.

    The Obedient Bride

  • She rode without a saddle, and she looked like a part of the huge animal, fitted so well onto him that it might have been an undergrown centaur.

    Lucifer's Hammer

  • Ash Hollow, where after miles of shadeless travel, they found the forest of magnificent trees that had given the bottom of the valley its name, undergrown with roses and other wildflowers, running with a spring of icy cold water.

    The Chisholms

  • Ash Hollow, where after miles of shadeless travel, they found the forest of magnificent trees that had given the bottom of the valley its name, undergrown with roses and other wildflowers, running with a spring of icy cold water.

    The Chisholms

  • Ash Hollow, where after miles of shadeless travel, they found the forest of magnificent trees that had given the bottom of the valley its name, undergrown with roses and other wildflowers, running with a spring of icy cold water.

    The Chisholms

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