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noun as in underbrush

noun as in plants under larger plant

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The forest’s towering Douglas fir, western red cedar and western hemlock trees were full of cubby holes and cavities to hide in, and the undergrowth held plenty of small mammals to eat.

I understand that sometimes undergrowth has to be cleared to ensure that the healthiest trees grow big and strong.

But I admit that I first make my way through a fast-growing undergrowth of business.

The advance had to be carefully made, for the country was rough, wooded, and covered with a dense undergrowth of bushes.

In the dense undergrowth hummed and rustled a hidden life of greater mystery.

Then all this stopped and on the wet undergrowth again there was a movement like the zig-zag stripe of the tiger's skin.

I could feel in the distance the shiver of the undergrowth of grass and saplings indicating the way the animals had passed.

At the end of ten minutes, leaving the undergrowth, David ran across a prairie which ended with the bluff of the river.

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On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to undergrowth, such as: thicket, brake, brush, brushwood, bush, and coppice.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.