Definition of underbrush in US English:

underbrush

noun

North American
  • Shrubs and small trees forming the undergrowth in a forest.

    • ‘The approaching figures crashed through the underbrush of the nearby copse.’
    • ‘Riho entered the forest, pushing the branches and underbrush out of her way angrily.’
    • ‘She paused at the edge of the woods, mustered her courage, and plowed into the underbrush.’
    • ‘I hop over the railing and land on some grass as it grows with other underbrush in the backyard.’
    • ‘Maggie stepped forward out of the underbrush and felt wood under her feet.’
    • ‘However, there is no underbrush, none can thrive in the malnourished soil.’
    • ‘Towards the east end, the direction they were headed, lay more plants and underbrush.’
    • ‘John and Alissa walked in silence through the dense trees and underbrush of the forest.’
    • ‘She was surprised that the man didn't even stumble on the thick underbrush in the dark.’
    • ‘It was thick with trees and underbrush and stretched far into the distance.’
    • ‘They nest on islands or inland in dense forests with thick moss but little underbrush.’
    • ‘They stepped slowly through an almost wall of trees and underbrush and into a large clearing.’
    • ‘Merida was barely the size of a large house cat, but she was still small enough to lose in the forest underbrush.’
    • ‘In the distance, I heard the sound of footsteps crashing through underbrush.’
    • ‘The vast forest surrounding the cliffs where he'd found Shanae was dense and thick with underbrush.’
    • ‘There was a rustling noise from the ground and Kayla popped out of the underbrush.’
    • ‘Ian called her and heard the sound of movement in the underbrush from the woods bordering the road.’
    • ‘He never found me, I only saw him crashing through the trees and underbrush like a herd of wild buffalo.’
    • ‘The two mares raced through underbrush, scaring up grouse, rabbit, and a flock of pheasant.’
    • ‘It would also help if the woods weren't so densely populated with trees and underbrush.’
    shrubbery, vegetation, greenery, ground cover, underwood, copsewood, brushwood, brush, scrub, underscrub, cover, covert, thicket, copse, coppice, wood, jungle
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Pronunciation

underbrush

/ˈəndərˌbrəʃ//ˈəndərˌbrəSH/