Origin of coppice
Related Words for coppicegrove, woodland, wood, growth, forest, thicket, copse, underwood, bosk, firth, regrow
Examples from the Web for coppice
Historical Examples of coppice
When it was almost upon the coppice it fired, then fixed bayonets.
Suddenly the coppice blazed, a well-directed and fatal volley.
The Welsh call it “pen y llwyn,” the head or master of the coppice.The Natural History of Selborne, Vol. 2
Almost every afternoon they would enter the coppice, and walk as far as the log.Five Tales
Turkeys run into the coppice, and pheasants whirr up from the path.The Scalp Hunters
- 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
- (tr) to trim back (trees or bushes) to form a coppice
- (intr) to form a coppice
Word Origin for coppice
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).