groundcover
groundcover ground"cov`er, ground cover ground" cov`er . 1. low-growing plants planted in deep shade or on a steep slope where turf is difficult to grow. [WordNet 1.5]

2. small plants other than saplings growing on a forest floor.

Syn: ground cover, undergrowth. [WordNet 1.5]


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