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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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

Usage examples (37)
  • It knocked down so many trees that the underbrush is now so thick you can hardly get in the woods.
  • In a bee-line, through the underbrush, which is peculiarly dense, very thorny, and very aggressive in that locality, a full half hour was necessary.
  • This forest stretched for miles, overshadowing, as a kind of underbrush, many smaller trees and innumerable shrubs, some of which bore bright, conspicuous flowers.
  • Some analysts said Yara could still take advantage of the "underbrush" of unlisted firms to expand in North America. for more
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