underbush

underbrush

[uhn-der-bruhsh]
noun
shrubs, saplings, low vines, etc., growing under the large trees in a wood or forest.
Also, underbush [uhn-der-boosh] .


Origin:
1765–75, Americanism; under- + brush2

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underbrush or underbush (ˈʌndəˌbrʌʃ)
 
n
chiefly (US), (Canadian) undergrowth
 
underbush or underbush
 
n

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underbrush
1775, "shrub and small trees in a forest," from under + brush (n.). Originally Amer.Eng.; cf. undergrowth, attested in the same sense from 1600.
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