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spinney

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noun spin·ney \ˈspi-nē\

Simple Definition of spinney

  • : a small group of trees

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of spinney

plural

spinneys

chiefly British

  1. :  a small wood with undergrowth

Origin and Etymology of spinney

Anglo-French espinei thorny thicket, ultimately from Latin spinetum, from spina thorn


First Known Use: 1597


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