Etymology
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overgrown (adj.)

late 14c., "covered with growth," past-participle adjective from overgrow "to cover, overspread (with foliage);" late 14c., overgrouen, see over- + grown, and compare Old English verb ofergrowan. Meaning "having grown too large, grown beyond the fit or natural size" is attested from late 15c.

updated on October 29, 2019

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Definitions of overgrown from WordNet

overgrown (adj.)
covered with growing plants;
overgrown (adj.)
abounding in usually unwanted vegetation;
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