Copse definition

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A thicket of small trees or shrubs; a coppice.
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A thicket of small trees or shrubs.
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The definition of a copse is an area of trees or a dense growth of bush.

A small clustering of pine trees is an example of a copse.

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A thicket of small trees or shrubs.
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(horticulture) To trim or cut.
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(horticulture) To plant and preserve.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
copse
Plural:
copses

Origin of copse

  • Middle English copys from Old French copeiz thicket for cutting from coper, couper to cut cope1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 1578, from coppice, by contraction, originally meaning “small wood grown for purposes of periodic cutting”.

    From Wiktionary