coppice


noun

  1. copse.

noun

  1. a thicket or dense growth of small trees or bushes, esp one regularly trimmed back to stumps so that a continual supply of small poles and firewood is obtained

verb

  1. (tr) to trim back (trees or bushes) to form a coppice
  2. (intr) to form a coppice
n.

late 14c., “small thicket of trees grown for cutting,” from Old French copeiz, coupeiz “a cut-over forest,” from Vulgar Latin *colpaticium “having been cut,” ultimately from Latin colaphus “a blow with the fist,” from Greek kolaphos “blow, cuff” (see coup).

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