Origin of coppice
Examples from the Web for 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 and History 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).