Definitions

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

  • noun The underbrush or understory of a forest.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • noun underbrush, undergrowth

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

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Landfill ill say it again, carrie underwood is so hot.

    Jesse Dylan’s Nintendo DS Commercials | /Film

  • "omg carrie underwood is playing it, I GOTSTA HAVE IT" am i alone here or do others feel this way!!?

    Jesse Dylan’s Nintendo DS Commercials | /Film

  • It is this kind of underwood which is called mâquis.

    Mateo Falcone

  • I can hardly believe the spring is here, and the garden hurrying on its green and flowered petticoat -- only its petticoat as yet, for though the underwood is a fairyland of tender little leaves, the trees above are still quite bare.

    Elizabeth and Her German Garden

  • Madame Arnoux, Rosanette, and Frederick Moreau, the Orleanist carnival, and the "underwood" of Fontainebleau.

    Madame Bovary A Tale of Provincial Life

  • Accordingly I hid myself in some thick underwood, determining to devote the ensuing hours to reflection on my situation.

    Chapter 16

  • But a quarter-mile beyond the river, he said, the troops “came into an open wood free from underwood with some gradual riseings, this wood was so open that carriages could have been drove in any part of it.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • Yes | No | Report from bomberpride wrote 50 weeks 1 day ago im carrie underwood taylor swift and reba all rolled into one

    Whats your name?

  • The two Indians fell sullenly to the task of gathering dead branches and underwood.

    The Wisdom of the Trail

  • The two Indians fell sullenly to the task of gathering dead branches and underwood.

    THE WISDOM OF THE TRAIL

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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