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n. Chiefly British
1. Cuttings or slips of a plant suitable for hedges.
2. A hedge consisting of these plant cuttings or slips.

[quick, alive + set.]


1. (Agriculture)
a. a plant or cutting, esp of hawthorn, set so as to form a hedge
b. such plants or cuttings collectively
2. (Agriculture) a hedge composed of such plants
(Agriculture) composed of such plants
[C15: from quick in the archaic sense live, growing + set to plant, set in the ground]



n. Chiefly Brit.
1. a plant or cutting, esp. of hawthorn, set to grow as in a hedge.
2. a hedge of such plants.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quickset - cuttings of plants set in the ground to grow as hawthorn for hedges or vines; "a quickset of a vine planted in a vineyard"
cutting, slip - a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting
Adj.1.quickset - grown from cuttings planted directly in the ground; "a quickset hawthorn hedge"
planted - set in the soil for growth


A. ADJcompuesto de plantas vivas (esp de espinos)
B. N (= slip) → plantón m; (= hawthorn) → espino m; (= hedge) → seto m vivo (esp de espinos)
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