World English Dictionary
coppice (ˈkɒpɪs)
1.  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
2.  (tr) to trim back (trees or bushes) to form a coppice
3.  (intr) to form a coppice
[C14: from Old French copeiz, from couper to cut]

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