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The definition of this word is something to the extent of: fallen sticks and branches and maybe even leaves too. Generally describes the stuff that tends to collect on the forest floor.

I know there is a single word that describes that stuff; but I can't find that word.
 

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The way I was told, the top layer is the litter layer, and the layer underneath that is starting to decompose is the humus layer.
 

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compost, mulch ?
 

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Haven't you heard? The bird is the word!

I'm sorry, couldn't help myself. :D:

On topic, it's the opposite of canopy... Gah, wish I paid attention in class...
 

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The definition of this word is something to the extent of: fallen sticks and branches and maybe even leaves too. Generally describes the stuff that tends to collect on the forest floor.

I know there is a single word that describes that stuff; but I can't find that word.

I'm pretty sure the word is duff
 

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could it be humus?
 

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humus? where's my last post
 

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Nevadan is correct, I believe the word you are looking for is duff.


duff
Pronunciation [duhf]
–noun
1. organic matter in various stages of decomposition on the floor of the forest.
2. fine, dry coal, esp. anthracite.

Origin:
1835–45; orig. Scots dial.; perh. metaphorical use of duff 2 , by assoc. with Scots dowf decayed, rotten (see dowf ), deaf (of soil) unproductive, springy to the tread
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
 
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