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coppice

[ kop-is ]
/ ˈkɒp ɪs /
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noun
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM coppice

coppiced, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for coppice

coppice
/ (ˈkɒpɪs) /

noun
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
(tr) to trim back (trees or bushes) to form a coppice
(intr) to form a coppice

Derived forms of coppice

coppiced, adjectivecoppicing, noun

Word Origin for coppice

C14: from Old French copeiz, from couper to cut
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