noun Date: 1775 1. shrubs, bushes, or small trees growing beneath large trees in a wood or forest ; brush 2. a tangled, obstructing, or impeding mass

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  • Underbrush — Un der*brush , n. Shrubs, small trees, and the like, in a wood or forest, growing beneath large trees; undergrowth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underbrush — (n.) shrub and small trees in a forest, 1775, from UNDER (Cf. under) + BRUSH (Cf. brush) (n.2). Originally American English; Cf. UNDERGROWTH (Cf. undergrowth), attested in the same sense from 1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • underbrush — ☆ underbrush [un′dər brush΄ ] n. small trees, shrubs, etc. that grow beneath large trees in woods or forests …   English World dictionary

  • underbrush — noun (AmE) ⇨ See also ↑undergrowth ADJECTIVE ▪ dense, thick ▪ In some places, the dense underbrush becomes so thick that it s nearly impassable. ▪ tangled, thorny VERB + UNDERBRUSH …   Collocations dictionary

  • underbrush — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)brʌʃ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Underbrush consists of bushes and plants growing close together under trees in a forest. [AM] ...the cool underbrush of the rain forest... The trail was steep and thick with underbrush. (in BRIT, use undergrowth) …   English dictionary

  • underbrush — n. in the underbrush * * * in the underbrush …   Combinatory dictionary

  • underbrush — trakas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Sumedėjusios augalijos žemutinis ardas – krūmai ir medeliai, augantys miške po medžių lajomis. Lietuvoje traką sudaro lazdynai, kadagiai, sausmedžiai, šaltekšniai, šermukšniai, blindės …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • underbrush — /un deuhr brush /, n. shrubs, saplings, low vines, etc., growing under the large trees in a wood or forest. Also, underbush /un deuhr boosh /. [1765 75, Amer.; UNDER + BRUSH2] * * * …   Universalium

  • underbrush — noun The small trees and other plants that clutter the floor of a forest …   Wiktionary

  • underbrush — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. bush, thicket, brake, bracken, scrub, shrubbery, boscage; furze, gorse, heather. See vegetable. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. thicket, brush, brushwood, boscage, jungle, undergrowth, tangle, copse, coppice …   English dictionary for students

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