[ kop-is ]
/ ˈkɒp ɪs /


Origin of coppice

1375–1425; late Middle English copies < Middle French copeis, Old French copeiz < Vulgar Latin *colpātīcium cutover area, equivalent to *colpāt(us) past participle of *colpāre to cut (see coup1) + -īcium -ice
Related formscop·piced, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for coppice


/ (ˈkɒpɪs) /


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
Derived Formscoppiced, adjectivecoppicing, noun

Word Origin for coppice

C14: from Old French copeiz, from couper to cut
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