thicket

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noun thick·et \ˈthi-kət\

Definition of thicket

  1. 1 :  a dense growth of shrubbery or small trees :  coppice

  2. 2 :  something resembling a thicket in density or impenetrability :  tangle <a political thicket> <a thicket of reporters>

thickety

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Examples of thicket in a sentence

  1. a dense thicket of rosebushes

  2. <flushed a pheasant from a thicket of willows>

Origin and Etymology of thicket

Middle English *thikket, from Old English thiccet, from thicce thick


First Known Use: before 12th century


THICKET Defined for English Language Learners

thicket

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noun thick·et \ˈthi-kət\

Definition of thicket for English Language Learners

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


THICKET Defined for Kids

thicket

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noun thick·et \ˈthi-kət\

Definition of thicket for Students

  1. :  a thick usually small patch of bushes or low trees



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