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backwoods remote rural parts.
bavin a bundle of brushwood; (verb) to tie brushwood into bundles.
boscage (Fr.) thick foliage; woodland.
bosk a bush, a thicket.
boskage thick foliage; woodland.
bosket a thicket, a plantation.
boskiness the state of being bosky, wooded.
bosky woody or bushy.
bosque a thicket, a plantation.
bosquet a thicket, a plantation.
braky full of brakes; abounding with brambles.
bushless free of bushes.
bushlot a woodlot.
busky (Shakesp.) bushy.
caatinga (Tupi) in Brazil, open, low forest on white sandy soil derived from granite.
canebrake a thicket of canes.
carr (ON) an alder wood.
chaparral (Spanish) a thicket of low evergreen oaks.
coppice a thicket of small trees, bushes, shrubs, etc. esp one grown for periodical cutting; (verb) to cut such a thicket.
copse a thicket of small trees, bushes, shrubs, etc. esp one grown for periodical cutting (verb) to cut such a thicket
copsy characterized by copses.
dumose abounding with bushes and briers.
dumosity bushiness.
dumous abounding with bushes and briers.
enforest to turn into a forest.
forest a densely wooded area; (verb) to convert into a forest.
forestal of or pertaining to forests.
forestation the creation of forest.
foresteal of or pertaining to forests.
forestial of or pertaining to forests.
forestine of or like a forest.
forestland land occupied by forest.
forestless without a forest.
furzy full of furze.
gapo (Tupi) in Peru, a riverside forest periodically flooded.
glade an open space in a forest.
glady full of glades.
greenwood a leafy wood or forest.
grove a small forested area.
groved having groves.
groveless without groves.
grovy like a grove.
hanger a wood on a hillside, typically beech on chalk.
hedgerow a row of bushes.
hedgy like a hedge.
hurst a wood or grove.
igapo (Tupi) in Peru, a riverside forest periodically flooded.
krummholz (Ger.) stunted forest typical of the timberline.
leafage leaves, foliage.
leafery leafage.
macchia (Ital.) a dense growth of small trees and shrubs.
miombo (Bantu) in E. Africa, an area of deciduous woodland.
mott (US) a clump of trees, esp on a prairie.
nemoral pertaining to or living in a grove or wood.
nemorous wooded.
nuttery an area of nut-trees.
nutwood a wood of hazel trees.
oakenshaw an oak wood.
osiery an osier bed.
overstory the layer of foliage in a forest canopy.
pinery a grove of pines.
queach (Obs.) a thicket, a dense growth of bushes.
queachy forming a thicket; boggy.
queechy forming a thicket; boggy.
salicetum (Lat.) a thicket or plantation of willows.
scrog (Dial.) a stunted bush or small tree; a broken branch.
scroggie abounding in scrogs, stunted bushes or undergrowth.
scroggy abounding in scrogs, stunted bushes or undergrowth.
scrubbily (Adv.) SCRUBBY, like scrub.
scrubbiness the state of being scrubby.
scrubby like scrub.
selva (Spanish) a wet forest in the Amazon basin.
shaugh a thicket.
shelterbelt a row of trees providing shelter from the wind.
shinnery a dense growth of small trees.
shrubberied having a shrubbery.
shrubbery a collection of shrubs.
silvatic relating to woodland.
spinney a small thicket or grove with undergrowth; a clump of trees.
spinny crazy, foolish (noun) a small thicket or grove with undergrowth
sylvatic relating to woodland.
thicket a dense growth of trees or shrubs.
thicketed having thickets, densely wooded.
thickety having the nature of a thicket.
thornhedge a hedge of hawthorn.
twiggy twiglike, full of twigs.
underbrush shrubs, small trees, and the like, in a wood or forest, growing beneath large trees; (verb) to clear of underbrush.
underbush underbrush, shrubs, small trees, and the like; (verb) to clear of underbrush.
undercovert a covert of undergrowth.
undergrove a grove of shrubs or low trees under taller ones.
underscrub bushes etc.
undershrub a shrub smaller than the usual shrub.
understorey the smaller trees and bushes forming a lower level beneath the forest canopy.
understory the smaller trees and bushes forming a lower level beneath the forest canopy.
underwood small trees or shrubs, coppice-wood or brushwood, growing beneath higher timber trees.
unwooded not wooded.
weald a woodland.
wildwood original woodland.
wood the hard substance composing the trunks and branches of trees and shrubs (verb) to cover with woods or trees
woodless without woods.
woodsy of or pertaining to the woods or forest.