Variant of lop
- to trim (a tree, etc.) by cutting off branches, twigs, or stems
- to remove by or as by cutting off: usually with off
Origin: Middle English loppen from Old English loppian, probably from Scandinavian (as inch(es) Norwegian loppa) from Indo-European an unverified form leub-, to peel off, break off, variant, variety of base an unverified form leubh- from source leaf
- lopper noun
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