noun thick·et \ˈthi-kət\

: a group of bushes or small trees that grow close together

Full Definition of THICKET

:  a dense growth of shrubbery or small trees :  coppice
:  something resembling a thicket in density or impenetrability :  tangle <a political thicket> <a thicket of reporters>
thick·ety \-kə-tē\ adjective

Examples of THICKET

  1. a dense thicket of rosebushes
  2. <flushed a pheasant from a thicket of willows>

Origin of THICKET

Middle English *thikket, from Old English thiccet, from thicce thick
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Botany Terms

annual, burgeon, chloroplast, nomenclature, succulent, sylvan, xylem

Rhymes with THICKET

THICKETS Defined for Kids


noun thick·et \ˈthi-kət\

Definition of THICKET for Kids

:  a thick usually small patch of bushes or low trees


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