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noun [U] uk   /ˈʌn.də.ɡrəʊθ/ us    /-dɚ.ɡroʊθ/
a mass of bushes, small trees, and plants growing under the trees of a wood or forest: Police discovered the body hidden in thick undergrowth.
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