Word of the Day – Thicket

By September 17, 2019Word of the Day

Thicket (noun)


A dense group of bushes or trees.

Old English thiccet (see thick)

Example sentences

“We could hear the owl, but we couldn’t see it in the dense thicket.”

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Word of the Day – Ambergris

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Word of the Day – Anabatic

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