quickset

quickset

[kwik-set]
noun Chiefly British.
1.
a plant or cutting, especially of hawthorn, set to grow, as in a hedge.
2.
such plants collectively.
3.
a hedge of such plants.
adjective
4.
formed of quickset, or of growing plants.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see quick, set

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quickset (ˈkwɪkˌsɛt)
 
n
1.  a.  a plant or cutting, esp of hawthorn, set so as to form a hedge
 b.  such plants or cuttings collectively
2.  a hedge composed of such plants
 
adj
3.  composed of such plants
 
[C15: from quick in the archaic sense live, growing + set to plant, set in the ground]

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