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noun as in overhanging covering

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Cox also included leaf area index in the study, which is a measure plant canopy coverage used to estimate the productivity of flora.

Under the canopy of old-growth forests, everything is dying, being taken apart at the molecular level—but at the same time, it is being reborn.

The park has a thick and lush hardwood canopy that goes full Technicolor in October, attracting thousands of leaf peepers looking for Instagram gold.

Day-hike a section of the Pacific Crest Trail, or paddle around one of several nearby lakes, including the neighboring Howard Prairie Lake, before retiring to the claw-foot tub set under a canopy of boughs.

As little as two centuries ago, the northern edge of the island of Borneo, home to Malaysia’s Sarawak state, was covered in a verdant canopy that stretched, uninterrupted, from shore to shore.

But the leaves and branches – the canopy it effectively creates -- is made up of solar panels.

Smoke rises above the canopy as gentle chanting rumbles across the jungle floor.

In Georgia, MARTA (the Metropolitan Atlantic Rapid Transit Authority) built a huge solar canopy at its bus depot in Decatur.

Bulbs strung among branches in the overhead wild hibiscus tree form a radiant canopy.

Overhead, a white canopy painted with brightly colored flowerpots tempers the rain and wind.

The scarlet calico canopy was again set up over the bed, and the woven cradle, on its red manzanita frame, stood near.

The windows and dressing-table were covered with white muslin, and there was a canopy of the same above the little brass bedstead.

Servants entered with cushions, which they disposed round the foot of the throne and at the base of its canopy.

Coloured woollen stuff is hung over these, and a kind of canopy keeps off the sun.

The sovereigns embraced each other, and retiring under a canopy, had a long conversation, to which no one was a witness.


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to canopy, such as: awning, baldachin, cover, marquee, shade, and sunshade.

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