Definition of copse
: a thicket, grove, or growth of small trees —called also coppice
Examples of copse in a Sentence
a small copse of trees shaded the back of the house
Recent Examples of copse from the Web
Our guide—a young local, or Malagasy, and a skilled naturalist—has stopped under a copse of Aramy fruit trees in the forest of Nosy Mangabe, part of an archipelago off Madagascar’s northeast coast.
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Origin and Etymology of copse
First Known Use: 1578
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