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coppice

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noun cop·pice \ˈkä-pəs\

Simple Definition of coppice

  • : a group of small trees growing very close together

Full Definition of coppice

  1. 1 :  a thicket, grove, or growth of small trees

  2. 2 :  forest originating mainly from shoots or root suckers rather than seed

Examples of coppice

  1. <the deer bounded off into the coppice>



Origin of coppice

Middle English copies cutover area overgrown with brush, from Middle French copeis, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *colpaticium, from *colpare to cut, from Late Latin colpus blow — more at cope


First Known Use: 1534


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coppice

verb cop·pice

Definition of coppice

cop·picedcop·pic·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cut back so as to regrow in the form of a coppice

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to form a coppice; specifically of a tree :  to sprout freely from the base



1538

First Known Use of coppice

1538


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