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  • n. A wood or grove.

Etymologies

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From Middle English hirst ("wood, grove; hillock; sandbank, sandbar"), Old English hyrst ("hillock, eminence, height, wood, wooded eminence"), from Proto-Germanic *hurstiz; akin to German Horst ("thicket, nest")

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