AskDefine | Define thicket

Dictionary Definition

thicket n : a dense growth of bushes [syn: brush, brushwood, coppice, copse]

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  1. A dense, but generally small, growth of shrubs, bushes or small trees; a copse.
  2. In the context of "computing|figurative": The collection of many small linked files created when a document is saved in HTML format by some word processors and web site creation software.



Extensive Definition

A thicket is a very dense stand of trees or tall shrubs, often dominated by only one or a few species, to the exclusion of all others. They may be formed by species that shed large amounts of highly viable seeds that are able to germinate in the shelter of the maternal plants. In some conditions the formation or spread of thickets may be assisted by human disturbance of an area.


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