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A thicket of small trees or shrubs; a coppice.
[Middle English copys, from Old French copeiz, thicket for cutting, from coper, couper, to cut; see cope1.]
(Forestry) another word for coppice1
[C16: by shortening from coppice]
a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood.
[1570–80; alter. of coppice]
Copsea thicket of underwood and small trees; the underwood of a wood or forest.
Example: copse of trees, 1578.
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|Noun||1.||copse - 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