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coppice

noun cop·pice \ ˈkä-pəs \

Definition of coppice

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

Examples of coppice in a Sentence

  1. the deer bounded off into the coppice

Origin and Etymology 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


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coppice

verb

Definition of coppice

coppiced; coppicing
transitive verb
:to cut back so as to regrow in the form of a coppice
intransitive verb
:to form a coppice; specificallyof a tree :to sprout freely from the base

First Known Use of coppice

1538


COPPICE Defined for English Language Learners

coppice

noun

Definition of coppice for English Language Learners

  • : a group of small trees growing very close together


COPPICE Defined for Kids

coppice

noun cop·pice \ ˈkä-pəs \

Definition of coppice for Students

:a group of small trees growing very close together

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