ground"break`ingn. The ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project. It is sometimes carried out by an official who digs the first spadeful of dirt from the ground, to begin the preparatory excavation work.
Syn. -- groundbreaking ceremony.
ground" cov`ern. 1. low-growing plants planted in deep shade or on a steep slope where turf is difficult to grow.
2. small plants other than saplings growing on a forest floor.
Syn. -- ground cover, undergrowth.
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