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ground cover

noun
1.
the herbaceous plants and low shrubs in a forest, considered as a whole.
2.
any of a variety of low-growing or trailing plants used to cover the ground in areas where grass is difficult to grow, as in dense shade or on steep slopes.
Also, groundcover.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for groundcover

ground cover

noun
1.
  1. dense low herbaceous plants and shrubs that grow over the surface of the ground, esp, in a forest, preventing soil erosion or, in a garden, stifling weeds
  2. (as modifier): ground-cover plants
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