the undergrowth is a habitat for various small mammals and certain birds

shrubbery, vegetation, underbrush, greenery, ground cover, underwood, brushwood, brush, scrub, bush, covert, thicket, copse; bushes, plants, brambles, herbage; technical herbaceous layer

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  • Undergrowth — usually refers to the vegetation in a forest, which can obstruct passage through the forest. The height of undergrowth is usually considered to be 0,3 3 m (1 9 ft.). Undergrowth can also refer all vegetation in a forest, which isn t in the canopy …   Wikipedia

  • Undergrowth — Un der*growth , n. That which grows under trees; specifically, shrubs or small trees growing among large trees. Milton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undergrowth — (n.) c.1600, from UNDER (Cf. under) + GROWTH (Cf. growth) …   Etymology dictionary

  • undergrowth — ► NOUN ▪ a dense growth of shrubs and other plants …   English terms dictionary

  • undergrowth — [un′dər grōth΄] n. 1. UNDERBRUSH 2. an animal s undercoat 3. the state of being undergrown …   English World dictionary

  • undergrowth — (BrE) noun ⇨ See also ↑underbrush ADJECTIVE ▪ deep, dense, lush, tangled, thick … OF UNDERGROWTH ▪ patch, tangle …   Collocations dictionary

  • undergrowth — n. 1) to clear the undergrowth 2) dense, heavy; thick undergrowth 3) in the undergrowth * * * [ ʌndəgrəʊθ] heavy thick undergrowth dense in the undergrowth to clear the undergrowth …   Combinatory dictionary

  • undergrowth — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)groʊθ[/t]] N UNCOUNT Undergrowth consists of bushes and plants growing together under the trees in a forest. [BRIT] ...plunging through the undergrowth. (in AM, use underbrush) …   English dictionary

  • undergrowth — noun (U) bushes, small trees, and other plants growing around and under bigger trees: Something rustled in the undergrowth …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • undergrowth — jaunamiškis statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Jaunas medynas nuo pomiškio, žėlinių atsiradimo, želdinių įveisimo iki kartinių susiformavimo. Skiriamos dvi augimo fazės: susidarymo (iki medelių lajų susivėrimo) ir formavimosi,… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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