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spinney (n.)

"copse, thicket," 1590s, from Old French espinoi "briar-patch, place full of thorns and brambles" (13c., Modern French épinaie), from espine or from Latin spinetum "thorn hedge, thicket" (see spine).

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Definitions of spinney from WordNet

spinney (n.)
a copse that shelters game;
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