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Definition of spinney noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

spinney

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈspɪni//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspɪni//
 
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a small area of trees synonym copse Word Origin late 16th cent.: shortening of Old French espinei, from an alteration of Latin spinetum ‘thicket’, from spina ‘thorn’.