Underwood definitions

ŭn'dər-wo͝od'
The underbrush or understory of a forest.
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A typewriter made by the Underwood Typewriter Company.
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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.