A thicket in the woods.
An area in the woods that is overgrown with bushes and trees is an example of a thicket.
Origin of thicketMiddle English ; from Old English thiccet ; from thicce, thick
- A dense growth of shrubs or underbrush; a copse.
- Something suggestive of a dense growth of plants, as in impenetrability or thickness: “the thicket of unreality which stands between us and the facts of life” (Daniel J. Boorstin).
Origin of thicketOld English thiccet, from thicce, thick; see thick.
- A dense, but generally small, growth of shrubs, bushes or small trees; a copse.
- (figuratively) A dense aggregation of other things, concrete or abstract.
- (computing, figuratively) The collection of many small linked files created when a document is saved in HTML format by some word processors and web site creation software.
Middle English, from Old English Ã¾iccet from Ã¾icce "thick" + Old English nominal suffix -et