noun Etymology: Middle English *thikket, from Old English thiccet, from thicce thick Date: before 12th century 1. a dense growth of shrubbery or small trees ; coppice 2. something resembling a thicket in density or impenetrability ; tangle <
a political thicket
a thicket of reporters
thickety adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • thicket — UK [ˈθɪkɪt] / US noun [countable] Word forms thicket : singular thicket plural thickets an area with a lot of bushes and small trees growing very close together …   English dictionary

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