Hurst

[hurst]
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noun

Fannie,1889–1968, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
a city in N Texas.

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British Dictionary definitions for hurst

hurst

noun archaic

a wood
a sandbank

Word Origin for hurst

Old English hyrst; related to Old High German hurst

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Word Origin and History for hurst

hurst

"hillock" (especially a sandy one), also "grove, wooded eminence," from Old English hyrst, from Proto-Germanic *hurstiz (cf. Middle Dutch horst "underwood," German Horst "thicket, shrubbery"). Common in place names (cf. Amherst).

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