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copse

[kops] /kɒps/
noun
1.
a thicket of small trees or bushes; a small wood.
Also, coppice.
Origin of copse
1570-1580
1570-80; alteration of coppice
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copse

/kɒps/
noun
1.
another word for coppice (sense 1)
Word Origin
C16: by shortening from coppice
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n.

1570s, "small wood grown for purposes of periodic cutting," contraction of coppice.

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