- a thick or dense growth of shrubs, bushes, or small trees; a thick coppice.
Origin of thicket
Examples from the Web for thicket
After a while, as we were arguing about the Thicket, it occurred to us that all in the house save Arch and me had gone to bed.‘The Land of the Permanent Wave’ Is Bud Shrake’s Classic Take on ‘60s Texas
February 2, 2014
But to a degree, Obama—and other people who focus on Washington—are missing the forest for the thicket of policies.It’s the Wages, Stupid
December 4, 2013
It has to do with trying to negotiate through a thicket of lawsuits.You’re Over, Lance Armstrong
January 18, 2013
I did not catch those few roses because they were well hidden behind a thicket of thorns.Opening Open Zion
July 2, 2012
In 1803, as Goldstone wrote, “Marshall found a way through the thicket.”Did Chief Justice Roberts Take a Cue From Two Centuries Ago?
June 28, 2012
We camped in a thicket, without water, on a small patch of feed.Explorations in Australia
It rose with terrible distinctness from the thicket close before us.In the Valley
They leaped from their horses and plunged straightway into the thicket after Robin.The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
The thicket, before so formidable, amounted to nothing at all.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
There was a thicket of holly and underwood, as dense as a jungle, close about the door.The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
- a dense growth of small trees, shrubs, and similar plants
Word Origin and History for thicket
late Old English þiccet, from þicce (see thick) + denominative suffix -et.