Definition of thicket in English:



  • A dense group of bushes or trees.

    ‘a horned owl perfectly camouflaged in a dense thicket’
    • ‘Regan walked through a thicket of trees and pushed a few branches away.’
    • ‘A winding road slopes downhill through a thicket of trees before looping once around a tiny manmade lake.’
    • ‘It is a very attractive park of rolling hills, open grassy valleys, interspersed with thickets, woodlands and rich wetlands.’
    • ‘Barely 20 feet below us was a dense thicket of bushes, and there the car lay on its side, undamaged.’
    • ‘Do you enjoy wading through dense thickets of symbolism?’
    • ‘Up to eight warblers may arrive in dense gorse thickets, particularly on clear, cold nights.’
    • ‘The track was soft and mossy, and it led though ferns and brackens, thickets of brambles and groves of tall Himalayan cedar trees.’
    • ‘Dense thickets of shrubs can have a strong impact on vegetation development, often reducing tree invasion for decades.’
    • ‘It occurs along coastal beaches of the West Indies and Central America, where its dense thickets are often cultivated to provide a windbreak.’
    • ‘Growing in dense thickets, it becomes vulnerable over time to attacks from insects and disease.’
    • ‘At points the towpath is bordered by mature trees and thickets of elder and hawthorn, home to many different species of birds.’
    • ‘She ran faster, and tried to lose them by running through thickets and in between trees.’
    • ‘She had a small house between the villages, on a small hill near a thicket of oak trees.’
    • ‘The owl soared downwards into the thicket of pine trees where its nest was.’
    • ‘Invasive species often form dense stands or thickets that crowd out native vegetation.’
    • ‘Song sparrows live in a variety of dense, brushy thickets.’
    • ‘They rode down a dirt path in the forest amid the thickets of bushes and trees.’
    • ‘This study emerged from, and was carried out within, a dense thicket of contradictions.’
    • ‘It was basically underbrush - small bushes, thickets, plants with long branches and thorns.’
    • ‘The dense thicket of rules and exceptions will drive away, or drive mad, almost anyone else.’
    • ‘The birds love the dense thickets and scrub and clumps of bushes like blackthorn that grow in the older sites of the park.’
    copse, coppice, dense growth, grove, brake, covert, tangle, clump
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Old English thiccet (see thick, -et).