overstory
noun Date: 1925 1. the layer of foliage in a forest canopy 2. the trees contributing to an overstory

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  • overstory — o•ver•sto•ry [[t]ˈoʊ vərˌstɔr i, ˌstoʊr i[/t]] n. pl. ries ecl the forest canopy …   From formal English to slang

  • overstory — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : the layer of foliage in a forest canopy; also : its trees …   Useful english dictionary

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