Bermuda Onion, where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our weekly reading.
coppice (n) 1: a thicket, grove, or growth of small trees, 2: forest originating mainly from shoots or root suckers rather than seed.
spinney (n) a small wood with undergrowth.
holt (n) a small woods; copse.
Words are from World Enough and Time by Christian McEwen. Definitions are from Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary.
All of your words are related to the woods! I've heard coppice but have never used it. Spinney and holt are new to me and I like the sound of spinney.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the three words. I like a lot woods and I'm very interestined by the words about them.ReplyDelete
The funny part is that they are all from a discussion about vocabulary and reading, not about woods at all.ReplyDelete
All of these words are very new for me.ReplyDelete
Coppice is the only one that I knew too. Interesting words.ReplyDelete
I didn't know there were so many ways to say a group of trees. Very nice.ReplyDelete
I only knew one of these, thanks! for sharing.ReplyDelete
Spinney and holt are almost synonyms-right? These are interesting and I did not know any of them! Thanks! LibbyReplyDelete