A small wood; copse.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Spinney
Origin of Spinney
Obsolete French espinoi from Old French espinei thorny place from Vulgar Latin spīnēta pl. of Latin spīnētum thorn hedge from spīna thorn
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Middle English spenné, from Middle French espinoye (“thorney thicket"), espinaye, from Latin spÄ«nÄ“tum (“thorney thicket"), from Latin spÄ«na (“thorn").
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