ground-hugging ground-hugging


  • (adj) of plants that grow relatively low to the ground



  1. From his jaunty blue beret down past his ineffaceably cheerful smile to his ground-hugging overcoat, Eugene Rabinowitch, 63, bears small resemblance to a prophet of doom.
  2. More apparent to the layman is the ground-hugging streamline effect of the low structure made possible by the absence of the long drive shaft and rear-end differential.
  3. Even where the forest canopy remained unscathed, ground-hugging fires burned thousands of square kilometers of vegetation beneath the treetops.



  • "It is hard to understand," says Serra. "It has a very fast, ground-hugging motion to it."
    on Jan 27, 2008 By: Richard Serra Source: Toronto Star

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