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A thicket or grove of small trees or shrubs, especially one maintained by periodic cutting or pruning to encourage suckering, as in the cultivation of cinnamon trees for their bark.
v. cop·piced, cop·pic·ing, cop·pic·es
To cut or prune (a tree) in making or maintaining a coppice.
To grow as a coppice after cutting. Used of trees.
[Old French copeiz; see copse.]
(Forestry) 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
1. (Forestry) (tr) to trim back (trees or bushes) to form a coppice
2. (Forestry) (intr) to form a coppice
[C14: from Old French copeiz, from couper to cut]
a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood.
[1570–80; alter. of coppice]
Past participle: coppiced
The pruning back to ground level each spring of decorative shrubs or trees to produce colorful stems or more attractive foliage.
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botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
brake - an area thickly overgrown usually with one kind of plant
canebrake - a dense growth of cane (especially giant cane)
spinney - a copse that shelters game