Definition of umbrageous :
1. Feeling jealousy or umbrage; taking, or disposed to take, umbrage; suspicious.
2. Forming or affording a shade; shady; shaded; as, umbrageous trees or foliage.
3. Not easily perceived, as if from being darkened or shaded; obscure.
dark (part of speech: adjective)
- There it is pleasant enough, for a spring bedews the stony soil and there, as wherever any moisture touches the desert, aromatic plants thrive, and umbrageous bushes grow. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- They were tall and massive, with great umbrageous boughs and massive rugged trunks, the boughs almost reaching down to the long, thick grass. - "Wife in Name Only", Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay).
- Four short, thick, umbrageous trees stood close to the stream on this side, and on the eastern side was a grove of gigantic palm- trees, at whose very ankles the river ran. - "Foul Play", Charles Reade Dion Boucicault.