Definition of spinney in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈspɪni

noun (plural spinneys)

  • A small area of trees and bushes.
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    • 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.


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

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