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  1. a thick or dense growth of shrubs, bushes, or small trees; a thick coppice.
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Origin of thicket

before 1000; Old English thiccet (not recorded in ME), equivalent to thicce thick + -et noun suffix
Related formsthick·et·ed, thick·et·y, adjective
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  1. a dense growth of small trees, shrubs, and similar plants
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Word Origin

Old English thiccet; see thick
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Word Origin and History for thicket


late Old English þiccet, from þicce (see thick) + denominative suffix -et.

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