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Coppice definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COPPICE, COPSE, n. A wood of small growth, or consisting of underwood or brushwood; a wood cut at certain times for fuel.
The rate of coppice lands will fall on the discovery of coal-mines.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a dense growth of bushes [syn: brush, brushwood, coppice, copse, thicket]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English copies cutover area overgrown with brush, from Middle French copeis, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *colpaticium, from *colpare to cut, from Late Latin colpus blow more at cope Date: 1534 1. a thicket, grove, or growth of small trees 2. forest originating mainly from shoots or root suckers rather than seed II. verb (coppiced; coppicing) Date: 1538 transitive verb to cut back so as to regrow in the form of a coppice intransitive verb to form a coppice; specifically of a tree to sprout freely from the base

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. an area of undergrowth and small trees, grown for periodic cutting. --v.tr. cut back (young trees) periodically to stimulate growth of shoots. Derivatives: coppiced adj. Etymology: OF cope{iuml}z ult. f. med.L colpus blow: see COPE(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Coppice Cop"pice (k[o^]p"p[i^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coppiced (-p[i^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Coppicing.] (Forestry) To cause to grow in the form of a coppice; to cut back (as young timber) so as to produce shoots from stools or roots.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Coppice Cop"pice (k[o^]p"p[i^]s), n. [OF. copeiz, fr. coper, couper, to cut, F. couper, fr. cop, coup, colp, a blow, F. coup, L. colaphus, fr. Gr. ko`lafos. Cf. Copse, and cf. Coup['e], Coupee.] A grove of small growth; a thicket of brushwood; a wood cut at certain times for fuel or other purposes. See Copse. The rate of coppice lands will fall, upon the discovery of coal mines. --Locke.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(coppices, coppicing, coppiced) 1. A coppice is a small group of trees growing very close to each other. (BRIT; in AM, use copse) ...coppices of willow. = copse N-COUNT 2. To coppice trees or bushes means to cut off parts of them, in order to make them look more attractive or to make it easier to obtain wood from them. (mainly BRIT TECHNICAL) It is best to coppice the trees in the winter before the sap rises. ...extensive oak woods with coppiced hazel and sweet chestnut. ...areas where coppicing of hawthorn and hazel occurs. VERB: V n, V-ed, V-ing




 


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