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cop·pice

 (kŏp′ĭs)
n.
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
v.tr.
To cut or prune (a tree) in making or maintaining a coppice.
v.intr.
To grow as a coppice after cutting. Used of trees.

[Old French copeiz; see copse.]

coppice

(ˈkɒpɪs)
n
(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
vb
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]
ˈcoppiced adj
ˈcoppicing n

copse

(kɒps)

also coppice



n.
a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood.
[1570–80; alter. of coppice]

coppice


Past participle: coppiced
Gerund: coppicing

Imperative
coppice
coppice
Present
I coppice
you coppice
he/she/it coppices
we coppice
you coppice
they coppice
Preterite
I coppiced
you coppiced
he/she/it coppiced
we coppiced
you coppiced
they coppiced
Present Continuous
I am coppicing
you are coppicing
he/she/it is coppicing
we are coppicing
you are coppicing
they are coppicing
Present Perfect
I have coppiced
you have coppiced
he/she/it has coppiced
we have coppiced
you have coppiced
they have coppiced
Past Continuous
I was coppicing
you were coppicing
he/she/it was coppicing
we were coppicing
you were coppicing
they were coppicing
Past Perfect
I had coppiced
you had coppiced
he/she/it had coppiced
we had coppiced
you had coppiced
they had coppiced
Future
I will coppice
you will coppice
he/she/it will coppice
we will coppice
you will coppice
they will coppice
Future Perfect
I will have coppiced
you will have coppiced
he/she/it will have coppiced
we will have coppiced
you will have coppiced
they will have coppiced
Future Continuous
I will be coppicing
you will be coppicing
he/she/it will be coppicing
we will be coppicing
you will be coppicing
they will be coppicing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been coppicing
you have been coppicing
he/she/it has been coppicing
we have been coppicing
you have been coppicing
they have been coppicing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been coppicing
you will have been coppicing
he/she/it will have been coppicing
we will have been coppicing
you will have been coppicing
they will have been coppicing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been coppicing
you had been coppicing
he/she/it had been coppicing
we had been coppicing
you had been coppicing
they had been coppicing
Conditional
I would coppice
you would coppice
he/she/it would coppice
we would coppice
you would coppice
they would coppice
Past Conditional
I would have coppiced
you would have coppiced
he/she/it would have coppiced
we would have coppiced
you would have coppiced
they would have coppiced

coppice


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The pruning back to ground level each spring of decorative shrubs or trees to produce colorful stems or more attractive foliage.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coppice - a dense growth of bushescoppice - a dense growth of bushes    
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
underbrush, undergrowth, underwood - the brush (small trees and bushes and ferns etc.) growing beneath taller trees in a wood or forest
Translations

coppice

[ˈkɒpɪs] Nsoto m, bosquecillo m

coppice

[ˈkɒpɪs] ntaillis m

coppice

[ˈkɒpɪs] copse [kɒps] nbosco ceduo
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However it was, no one from the Poyser family went to church that afternoon except Hetty and the boys; yet Adam was bold enough to join them after church, and say that he would walk home with them, though all the way through the village he appeared to be chiefly occupied with Marty and Tommy, telling them about the squirrels in Binton Coppice, and promising to take them there some day.
New flowers may come out, the green embroidery of the hedges increase, but the same heaven broods overhead, soft, thick, and blue, the same figures, seen and unseen, are wandering by coppice and meadow.
Reinforcing himself, after his shake, with a little brandy and much swearing, he walked as fast as he could to a coppice on his right hand, through which it occurred to him that he could make his way to Batherley without danger of encountering any member of the hunt.
She had discovered that a lane opened out below the apple orchard and ran up through a belt of woodland; and she had explored it to its furthest end in all its delicious vagaries of brook and bridge, fir coppice and wild cherry arch, corners thick with fern, and branching byways of maple and mountain ash.