[ uhn-der-grohth ]
/ ˈʌn dərˌgroʊθ /


low-lying vegetation or small trees growing beneath larger trees; underbrush.
the condition of being undergrown or undersized.
short, fine hair underlying longer, outer wool or fur.

Origin of undergrowth

First recorded in 1590–1600; under- + growth

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British Dictionary definitions for undergrowth

/ (ˈʌndəˌɡrəʊθ) /


small trees, bushes, ferns, etc, growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest
the condition of being undergrown
a growth of short fine hairs beneath longer ones; underfur