overgrown


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overgrow \O`ver*grow"\, v. t. [imp. Overgrew; p. p.
   Overgrown; p. pr. & vb. n. Overgrowing.]
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   1. To grow over; to cover with growth or herbage, esp. that
      which is rank; as, dandelions have overgrown the lawn.
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            The green . . . is rough and overgrown. --Sir W.
                                                  Scott.
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   2. To grow beyond; to rise above; hence, to overcome; to
      oppress. [Obs.] --Mortimer. "O'ergrown with labor."
      --Beau. & Fl.
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   Note: [Usually in the past participle.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

overgrown \overgrown\ adj.
   1. covered with growing plants.
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   2. abounded in usually unwanted vegetation. [Narrower terms:
      wooded (vs. unwooded); weedy]
      [WordNet 1.5]
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