copse

[ kops ]
/ kɒps /

noun

a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood.

Nearby words

  1. coprostasis,
  2. coprozoa,
  3. coprozoic,
  4. cops and robbers,
  5. cops-and-robbers,
  6. copt,
  7. copter,
  8. coptic,
  9. coptic church,
  10. copts

Also coppice.

Origin of copse

First recorded in 1570–80; alteration of coppice

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British Dictionary definitions for copse

copse

/ (kɒps) /

noun

another word for coppice (def. 1)

Word Origin for copse

C16: by shortening from coppice

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Word Origin and History for copse

copse

n.

1570s, "small wood grown for purposes of periodic cutting," contraction of coppice.

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