Copse
Copse Copse, n. [Contr. from coppice.] A wood of small growth; a thicket of brushwood. See {Coppice}. [1913 Webster]

Near yonder copse where once the garden smiled. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(of small trees or shrubs), ,


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  • Copse — Copse, v. t. 1. To trim or cut; said of small trees, brushwood, tufts of grass, etc. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] 2. To plant and preserve, as a copse. Swift. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • copse — [kɔps US ka:ps] n also coppice [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: coppice copse (14 21 centuries), from Old French copeiz, from couper to cut ( COPE1); because a copse is formed by regular cutting] a group of trees or bushes growing close together …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • copse — [ kaps ] noun count a small group of trees growing close together, especially ones that are cut regularly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • copse — 1570s, small wood grown for purposes of periodic cutting, contraction of COPPICE (Cf. coppice) …   Etymology dictionary

  • copse — ► NOUN ▪ a small group of trees. ORIGIN shortened form of COPPICE(Cf. ↑coppice) …   English terms dictionary

  • copse — [käps] n. [< COPPICE] a thicket of small trees or shrubs; coppice …   English World dictionary

  • Copse — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Copse (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on copse instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/copse …   Wikipedia

  • copse — [[t]kɒ̱ps[/t]] copses N COUNT A copse is a small group of trees growing very close to each other. ...a little copse of fir trees. Syn: coppice …   English dictionary

  • copse — UK [kɒps] / US [kɑps] noun [countable] Word forms copse : singular copse plural copses a small group of trees growing close together, especially ones that are cut regularly …   English dictionary

  • copse — noun tall firs form a copse at the back of the house Syn: thicket, grove, wood, coppice, stand, bush, woodlot, brake, brush; archaic hurst, holt, boscage …   Thesaurus of popular words

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