Quickset
Quickset \Quick"set`\, v. t. To plant with living shrubs or trees for a hedge; as, to quickset a ditch. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Quickset — Quick set , a. Made of quickset. [1913 Webster] Dates and pomegranates on the quickset hedges. Walpole. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quickset — Quick set , n. A living plant set to grow, esp. when set for a hedge; specifically, the hawthorn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quickset — [kwik′set΄] n. Chiefly Brit. 1. a live slip or cutting, as of hawthorn, planted with others to grow into a hedge 2. a hedge, as of hawthorn …   English World dictionary

  • quickset — noun Date: 15th century chiefly British plant cuttings set in the ground to grow especially in a hedgerow; also a hedge or thicket especially of hawthorn grown from quickset …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quickset — /kwik set /, n. Chiefly Brit. 1. a plant or cutting, esp. of hawthorn, set to grow, as in a hedge. 2. such plants collectively. 3. a hedge of such plants. adj. 4. formed of quickset, or of growing plants. [1400 50; late ME; see QUICK, SET] * * * …   Universalium

  • quickset — /ˈkwɪksɛt/ (say kwikset) noun 1. a plant or cutting (especially of hawthorn) set to grow, as in a hedge. 2. such plants collectively. 3. a hedge of such plants. –adjective 4. formed of quickset, or of growing plants. {late Middle English} …   Australian English dictionary

  • quickset — 1. adjective Grown from cuttings planted directly into the ground 2. noun The cuttings used, or the hedge produced by this method …   Wiktionary

  • quickset — quickest …   Anagrams dictionary

  • quickset — noun Brit. hedging, especially of hawthorn, grown from slips or cuttings …   English new terms dictionary

  • quickset — quick•set [[t]ˈkwɪkˌsɛt[/t]] n. 1) brit. a plant or cutting, esp. of hawthorn, set to grow as in a hedge 2) brit. a hedge of such plants • Etymology: 1400–50 …   From formal English to slang

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