coppice

noun
cop·​pice | \ ˈkä-pəs How to pronounce coppice (audio) \

Definition of coppice

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : copse
2 : forest originating mainly from shoots or root suckers rather than seed an oak coppice

coppice

verb
coppiced; coppicing

Definition of coppice (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cut back so as to regrow in the form of a coppice

intransitive verb

: to form a coppice specifically, of a tree : to sprout freely from the base

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Synonyms for coppice

Synonyms: Noun

boscage (also boskage), bosk (or bosque), bosquet, brake, brushwood, chaparral, copse, covert, thicket

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Examples of coppice in a Sentence

Noun

the deer bounded off into the coppice

First Known Use of coppice

Noun

1534, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1538, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for coppice

Noun

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 entry 1

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The first known use of coppice was in 1534

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coppice

noun

English Language Learners Definition of coppice

: a group of small trees growing very close together

coppice

noun
cop·​pice | \ ˈkä-pəs How to pronounce coppice (audio) \

Kids Definition of coppice

: a group of small trees growing very close together

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