a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood.
- Also coppice.
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How to use copse in a sentence
These dumps and contaminated sites are scattered across the area in pine copses and beneath the grass.A North Carolina town struggles under the toxic shadow of the company that built it | Emily Cataneo/Undark | December 17, 2021 | Popular-Science
Christopher Lloyd, who created a repository of outsized characters, strides across the stage under a copse of soaring spruce.Christopher Lloyd is still playing characters who are unhinged — and larger than life | Karen Heller | August 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Back down along the Orontes, very early the day before, my friend dropped me off on a dirt track by a copse of trees.
I suspect the Anglo-Saxon bearo, a grove or copse, is the word here preserved.
The piece of common was soon passed; and then a copse-wood, filled with brakes and briars, had to be passed through.Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
On their arrival they found that the herd were feeding at a considerable distance from the copse, which was perhaps as well.The Children of the New Forest | Captain Marryat
In a moment more he perceived his own dog, Smoker, come bounding out of a neighbouring copse, followed by Humphrey and Pablo.The Children of the New Forest | Captain Marryat
Not far off, alongside a birch copse, ran a road planted with willows: the country seemed familiar to me.Dream Tales and Prose Poems | Ivan Turgenev
British Dictionary definitions for copse
another word for coppice (def. 1)
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