from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A small grove; a copse.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small copse or wood, especially one planted as a shelter for game birds.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as spinny.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small wood with undergrowth; a clump of trees or shrubs; a small grove or shrubbery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a copse that shelters game
Obsolete French espinoi, from Old French espinei, thorny place, from Vulgar Latin *spīnēta, pl. of Latin spīnētum, thorn hedge, from spīna, thorn.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English spenné, from Middle French espinoye ("thorney thicket"), espinaye, from Latin spīnētum ("thorney thicket"), from Latin spīna ("thorn"). (Wiktionary)