thicket

[thik-it]
noun
a thick or dense growth of shrubs, bushes, or small trees; a thick coppice.

Origin:
before 1000; Old English thiccet (not recorded in ME), equivalent to thicce thick + -et noun suffix

thicketed, thickety, adjective
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thicket (ˈθɪkɪt)
 
n
a dense growth of small trees, shrubs, and similar plants
 
[Old English thiccet; see thick]

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thicket
late O.E. þiccet, from þicce (see thick) + denominative suffix -et.
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thicket definition

jargon
Multiple files output from some operation.
The term has been heard in use at Microsoft to describe the set of files output when Microsoft Word does "Save As a Web Page" or "Save as HTML". The process can result in a main XML or HTML file, a graphic file for each image in the original, a CSS file, etc.
This can be an issue as XML can be used as the default format in Office 2000, and document management systems can't yet cope with the relationship between the files in a thicket when checking in and out.
(2001-09-01)
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thicket

a dense grove of small trees or shrubs that have grown from suckers or sprouts rather than from seed. A coppice usually results from human woodcutting activity and may be maintained by continually cutting new growth as it reaches usable size

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Example sentences
You've seen the game of pachinko-a small metal ball dropped into a thicket of
  horizontal pegs rattles its way to the bottom.
Spreads by underground runners to form a thicket add to my plant list.
We head for a low forest, only to find it's a tangled thicket of bushes and
  bamboo.
It was half-covered in a thicket of overgrown trees.
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