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spinney

Syllabification: spin·ney
Pronunciation: /ˈspinē
 
/

Definition of spinney in English:

noun (plural spinneys)

British
A small area of trees and bushes.
Example sentences
  • And think of the features that make our landscape so gorgeously English: the hedgerows, drystone walls and the shady copses and spinneys punctuating the expanses of green.
  • To the back of the house is a wood, parkland and spinney.
  • My mum and dad sold the old farmhouse to a young, retired businessman from the South, and built a new home in the old spinney.

Origin

late 16th century: shortening of Old French espinei, from an alteration of Latin spinetum 'thicket', from spina 'thorn'.

Words that rhyme with spinney

blini, cine, Finney, finny, Ginny, guinea, hinny, mini, Minnie, ninny, pinny, Pliny, shinny, skinny, tinny, whinny

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