spinney


spin·ney

noun \ˈspi-nē\

: a small group of trees

plural spinneys

Full Definition of SPINNEY

chiefly British
:  a small wood with undergrowth

Origin of SPINNEY

Anglo-French espinei thorny thicket, ultimately from Latin spinetum, from spina thorn
First Known Use: 1597

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