quickset

[ kwik-set ]
/ ˈkwɪkˌsɛt /

noun Chiefly British.

a plant or cutting, especially of hawthorn, set to grow, as in a hedge.
such plants collectively.
a hedge of such plants.

adjective

formed of quickset, or of growing plants.

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Origin of quickset

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at quick, set
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British Dictionary definitions for quickset

quickset
/ (ˈkwɪkˌsɛt) mainly British /

noun

  1. a plant or cutting, esp of hawthorn, set so as to form a hedge
  2. such plants or cuttings collectively
a hedge composed of such plants

adjective

composed of such plants

Word Origin for quickset

C15: from quick in the archaic sense live, growing + set to plant, set in the ground
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