Underwood definition

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The underbrush or understory of a forest.
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A typewriter made by the Underwood Typewriter Company.
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Noun

Singular:
underwood
Plural:
underwoods

Origin of underwood

  • The surname is sometimes habitational, used by someone who lived in any of several places of the same name. Otherwise it is topographic, referring to someone who lived near a wood. In both cases the name is from England or Scotland, and from Middle English.

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  • The common noun comes from the name of the manufacturer, after John T. Underwood, one of its founders.

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