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See definition of understory on Dictionary.com
  • as inunderbrush
  • as inundergrowth

synonyms for understory

  • thicket
  • brake
  • brush
  • brushwood
  • bush
  • coppice
  • copse
  • underwood
  • boscage
  • boskage
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How to use understory in a sentence

They decided to excavate the understory of the conflict—to figure out what it was really about–which required asking different questions and truly listening.
WE NEED MORE 'GOOD CONFLICT' IN OUR LIVES. HERE'S HOW IT WORKSAMANDA RIPLEYAPRIL 17, 2021TIME
“There’s no understory vegetation left, let alone any leaf litter suspended in it, so that species is really hanging in the balance,” says Marsh.
A YEAR AFTER AUSTRALIA’S WILDFIRES, EXTINCTION THREATENS HUNDREDS OF SPECIESJOHN PICKRELLMARCH 9, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Trees were small in this part of the woods, with a well developed understory thicket of coralberry and sumac.
ECOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE WOODRAT, NEOTOMA FLORIDANAHENRY S. FITCH
An almost continuous canopy of foliage has developed, shading the understory and thinning it by killing shrubs and saplings.
ECOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE WOODRAT, NEOTOMA FLORIDANAHENRY S. FITCH
Purshia tridentata (bitterbrush) is the understory codominant.
COMPARATIVE ECOLOGY OF PINYON MICE AND DEER MICE IN MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, COLORADOCHARLES L. DOUGLAS
Vegetation was pinyon-juniper woodland with an understory of mixed shrubs.
COMPARATIVE ECOLOGY OF PINYON MICE AND DEER MICE IN MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, COLORADOCHARLES L. DOUGLAS
A relatively pure understory of Poa fendleriana (muttongrass), is typical of such woodland on the middle parts of the mesas.
COMPARATIVE ECOLOGY OF PINYON MICE AND DEER MICE IN MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, COLORADOCHARLES L. DOUGLAS
The codominant shrubs in the understory of this zone are Amelanchier utahensis, Artemisia nova and Purshia tridentata.
COMPARATIVE ECOLOGY OF PINYON MICE AND DEER MICE IN MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, COLORADOCHARLES L. DOUGLAS
One shows associations of dominant overstory and understory plants.
COMPARATIVE ECOLOGY OF PINYON MICE AND DEER MICE IN MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, COLORADOCHARLES L. DOUGLAS
The highest population densities were in pinyon-juniper woodland having an understory of mixed shrubs.
COMPARATIVE ECOLOGY OF PINYON MICE AND DEER MICE IN MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK, COLORADOCHARLES L. DOUGLAS
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WORDS RELATED TO UNDERSTORY

  • boscage
  • boskage
  • brake
  • brush
  • brushwood
  • bush
  • coppice
  • copse
  • thicket
  • understory
  • underwood
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.