Origin of thicketMiddle English from Old English thiccet from thicce, thick
A thicket in the woods.
An area in the woods that is overgrown with bushes and trees is an example of a thicket.
- 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
- When plants of S. flexuosa which have been growing long in one spot are removed, quite a little thicket of young plants will spring from the roots left in the ground.
- About 4 feet high, composed of a thicket of slender branches clothed with tiny, dark-green leaves, which form a good setting for the white Potentilla-like flowers which open during summer.
- This Rose is seen best planted in a large group, and, given a few rough roots or posts to climb over, it soon makes a large impenetrable thicket.
- To her right was a blackberry thicket laden with berries – mostly red, but some dark.
- "Mulga" scrub is a somewhat similar thicket, covering large areas.