• WordNet 3.6
    • n underwood the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Underwood Small trees and bushes that grow among large trees; coppice; underbrush; -- formerly used in the plural. "Shrubs and underwoods look well enough while they grow within the shade of oaks and cedars."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n underwood Small trees and bushes that grow among large trees; coppice; underbrush.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Underwood un′dėr-wōōd low wood or trees growing under large ones: coppice.
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In literature:

Nearer than thirty yards to it none grow, nor so much as an underwood.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Without hesitation, I headed my horse for the spot, and rode as rapidly as the underwood would permit me.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
The underwood was impenetrable to the eye, though a hunter could have crept through it in pursuit of game.
"The White Chief" by Mayne Reid
There was no thick underwood at the spot to conceal them.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
Someone is coming through the underwood.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid
A glance of surprise crossed his dark visage as he crept to the edge of the underwood and saw the schooner at anchor in the bay.
"Gascoyne, the Sandal-Wood Trader" by R.M. Ballantyne
In vain they had carefully beaten the underwood, and swept the horizon all around them.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
The usual height is ten or twelve feet, and it is more often the underwood of the forest than the forest itself.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
They were soon out of sight among the thick underwood which grew near the banks.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Growler at once bounded over the low wall and dived into the underwood.
"Freaks on the Fells" by R.M. Ballantyne
Away it went, trumpeting loudly and crashing through the underwood.
"Adventures in Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
Not only is it steep, but its sides are thickly overgrown with trees, and between their trunks a dense tangle of underwood.
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
All the air, and the underwood seemed throbbed with pleasant murmuring voices.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
I saw several kinds, and some of immense size that went crashing through the underwood as I came suddenly upon them.
"Ran Away to Sea" by Mayne Reid
I had not crawled six paces through the underwood, when a bunch of small white flowers attracted my attention.
"The Desert Home" by Mayne Reid
Of herbs and underwood there was nowhere any trace.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
The many miles of scrub and underwood are diversified chiefly by crude advertisements.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
Was that you I saw speaking to Underwood as I came through the hall?
"The Big Drum" by Arthur Pinero
Detached masses of soil and underwood torn off the shore by floods and floating about, often mistaken for rocks and dangers.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
So he wanted to take Phoebe home that afternoon to get the Underwood ready for them.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge

In poetry:

Down through the crashing underwood,
The burly sheriff came:—
"Stand, Goodman Macy, yield thyself;
Yield in the King's own name."
"The Exiles. 1660" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I thought of this old man whose life was past,
Who in himself and his great office stood
Against the secular tempest as a vast
Oak spans the underwood;
"Ode On The Death Of Pius The Twelfth" by A D Hope

In news:

Becker Underwood continues to experience strong sales growth which has led to two new additions to its sales team.
Here's a little sneak peak of Carrie Underwood and Tony Bennett  performing "It Had to Be You" on the set of.
MOOERS FORKS — Bertha M Underwood, 89, formerly of the Cannons Corners Road, Mooers Forks, died Friday, Oct 5, 2012, at the CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, with her loving family by her side.
Carrie Underwood's 'Two Black Cadillacs' lyrics come from a dark place — something the singer-songwriter seems to manage well.
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Blair Underwood, Angela Lansbury and more were on hand May 21 for the Actors Fund Annual Gala honoring Harry Belafonte, acting duo Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller and real estate developer David Steiner.
Our All Access interview is with one of Hollywood's favorite actors, Blair Underwood.
Listen to Carrie Underwood on iHeartRadio.
Carrie Underwood talks ' Blown Away' tour.
Louisville boy ' Blown Away' by Carrie Underwood kiss.
Louisville boy " Blown Away" by Carrie Underwood kiss.
Chase Kurnick, 12, made a sign asking Carrie Underwood to be his first kiss and his wish came true at her concert at the KFC Yum.
Carrie Underwood Seems So Bored With Her Big News.
Actors Nicole Ari Parker and Blair Underwood talk to Black Enterprise correspondent Shannon Lanier about their celebrity hustles.
Rutgers WRs Shine as Britt Steady, Underwood Scores 1st TD and Sanu Emerges.
Carrie Underwood takes home two for ACA-best 11 career wins.

In science:

In fact, its most impressive experimental proof was found in colloids (Pusey and van Megen 1986; van Megen and Underwood 1994), which do not have an energy landscape.
Energy landscape - a key concept for the dynamics of glasses and liquids
Underwood et al., Prepared for the 2007 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct. 27 – Nov. 3, 2007. Submitted to IEEE Trans.
Measurement of Positron Showers with a Digital Hadron Calorimeter
Attwood, D., Sommargren, G., Beguiristain, R., Nguyen, K., Bokor, J., Ceglio, N., Jackson, K., Koike, M., and Underwood, J.: 1993, Appl.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
Underwood, The Shimura-Taniyama conjecture and conformal field theories, J.
Emergent spacetime from modular motives
The 2008/09 AGUSS recipients are Sophie Underwood from the University of Adelaide, and David Palamara from Monash University.
Anglo-Australian Observatory February 2009 newsletter
Underwood, “Observing the Geometry of Warped Compactification via Cosmic Inflation,” Phys.
Primordial Non-Gaussianities from Inflation Models
Gary Shiu, Gonzalo Torroba, Bret Underwood, and Michael R.
Models of Particle Physics from Type IIB String Theory and F-theory: A Review
Frey, Gonzalo Torroba, Bret Underwood, and Michael R.
Models of Particle Physics from Type IIB String Theory and F-theory: A Review
Sophie Underwood was supported by an ARC LF Postgraduate Researcher Scholarship (FL 0992247) and a Norman and Patricia Polglase Supplementary Scholarship.
Neutralino-hadron scattering in the NMSSM
Underwood by photon–correlation spectroscopy is also about four decades wide.
Asymptotic laws for tagged-particle motion in glassy systems