underbrush

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

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

    English World dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 underbrush — n. in the underbrush * * * in the underbrush …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 7 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

  • 8 underbrush — 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 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 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

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

    Wiktionary

  • 11 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

  • 12 underbrush — un|der|brush [ˈʌndəbrʌʃ US ər ] n [U] especially AmE bushes, small trees etc growing under and around larger trees in a forest = ↑undergrowth …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 underbrush — un|der|brush [ ʌndər,brʌʃ ] noun uncount UNDERGROWTH …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 underbrush — n. small trees or thicket of shrubs under larger trees …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 15 underbrush — noun N. Amer. undergrowth in a forest …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 16 underbrush — n. Undergrowth, underwood …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 17 underbrush — noun (U) especially AmE bushes, small trees etc growing under and around larger trees in a forest; undergrowth …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 underbrush — n undergrowth, underwood, under bush; brush, brushwood, scrub, bush, shrubs, brambles, briers, brier patch, vegetation, Brit. bracken; thicket, brake, copse, Chiefly Brit. coppice, boscage …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 19 underbrush — UK [ˈʌndə(r)ˌbrʌʃ] / US [ˈʌndərˌbrʌʃ] noun [uncountable] undergrowth …

    English dictionary

  • 20 underbrush — un•der•brush [[t]ˈʌn dərˌbrʌʃ[/t]] n. bot shrubs, saplings, low vines, etc., growing under the large trees in a wood or forest • Etymology: 1765–75, amer …

    From formal English to slang


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