Meaning of ground cover

ground' cov"er

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the herbaceous plants and low shrubs in a forest, considered as a whole.
  2. any of a variety of low-growing or trailing plants used to cover the ground in areas where grass is difficult to grow, as in dense shade or on steep slopes.
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