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spin·ney

 (spĭn′ē)
n. pl. spin·neys Chiefly British
A small grove; a copse.

[Obsolete French espinoi, from Old French espinei, thorny place, from Vulgar Latin *spīnēta, pl. of Latin spīnētum, thorn hedge, from spīna, thorn.]

spinney

(ˈspɪnɪ)
n
(Forestry) chiefly Brit a small wood or copse
[C16: from Old French espinei, from espine thorn, from Latin spīna]

spin•ney

(ˈspɪn i)

n., pl. -neys. Brit.
a small wood or thicket.
[1300–50; < Middle French espinei place full of thorns, derivative of espine spine]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spinney - a copse that shelters game
brush, coppice, copse, thicket, brushwood - a dense growth of bushes
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

spinney

noun copse, thicket, coppice, holt A spinney of thorn hung on the craggy edge of the hill.
Translations

spinney

[ˈspɪnɪ] Nbosquecillo m

spinney

[ˈspɪni] n (British) (= copse) → bosquet m

spinney

n (Brit) → Dickicht nt

spinney

[ˈspɪnɪ] nboschetto
References in classic literature ?
Come and look for violets with me in the spinney, and let us talk of the houses we are going to build, and the dreams we shall dream in them.
Never had his gold been so golden, his azure so dazzlingly clear and deep as on this particular May morning; while his fancy simply ran riot in the marginal decorations of woodland and spinney, quaint embroidered flowers and copses full of exquisitely painted and wonderfully trained birds of song.
And they went on in silence through Kirton hamlet, where an old man followed them with his eyes, and perhaps envied them their youth and love; and across the Ivy beck where the mill was splashing and grumbling low thunder to itself in the chequered shadow of the dell, and the miller before the door was beating flour from his hands as he whistled a modulation; and up by the high spinney, whence they saw the mountains upon either hand; and down the hill again to the back courts and offices of Naseby House.
Meanwhile, Sir Huddlestone has hoisted himself unwieldily on the Nob: "Let's try Sowster's Spinney, Tom," says the Baronet, "Farmer Mangle tells me there are two foxes in it.
As I said, the Great Western now runs right through it, and it is a land of large, rich pastures bounded by ox-fences, and covered with fine hedgerow timber, with here and there a nice little gorse or spinney, where abideth poor Charley, having no other cover to which to betake himself for miles and miles, when pushed out some fine November morning by the old Berkshire.
The prisoner, on the contrary, was at that time at a lonely spot called Marston's Spinney, where he had been summoned by an anonymous note, couched in blackmailing terms, and threatening to reveal certain matters to his wife unless he complied with its demands.
And through the charred and desolated area--perhaps twenty square miles altogether--that encircled the Martian encamp- ment on Horsell Common, through charred and ruined villages among the green trees, through the blackened and smoking arcades that had been but a day ago pine spinneys, crawled the devoted scouts with the heliographs that were presently to warn the gunners of the Martian approach.
In a statement read out by coroner Philip Spinney, Samuel's mother Samantha Uphill said her son had not lived with her on Aeron Close in Barry for a number of years due to arguments between them.
In a statement read out by coroner Philip Spinney, Mr Uphill's mother, Samantha Uphill, said her son had not lived with her in Aeron Close in Barry for a number of years due to arguments between them.
The Spinney is one of a small number of individual properties in an exclusive close in one of the most desirable parts of Bolton.
The dreadful pandemic of 1918, writes Laura Spinney, 'engulfed the entire world in the blink of an eye.
In Beyond the High Blue Air, Lu Spinney confronts every mother's worst nightmare and boldly searches the meaning of life and death.