noun (AmE) ⇨ See also ↑undergrowth
dense, thick

In some places, the dense underbrush becomes so thick that it's nearly impassable.

tangled, thorny
clear, clear away, clear out

The government wants to clear underbrush near populated areas.

underbrush of

the underbrush of the forest

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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 — [[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 — 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

  • 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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