spinney

noun
spin·​ney | \ ˈspi-nē How to pronounce spinney (audio) \
plural spinneys

Definition of spinney

chiefly British
: a small wood with undergrowth

First Known Use of spinney

1597, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for spinney

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

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“Spinney.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spinney. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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spinney

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How to pronounce spinney (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of spinney

British : a small group of trees

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