Spinney meaning

spĭnē
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A small grove; a copse.
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(chiefly brit.) A small wood; copse.
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A small grove; a copse.
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(UK) A small copse or wood, especially one planted as a shelter for game birds.
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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").

    From Wiktionary