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Topic: NATURE

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: coppice 'copse' (14-21 centuries), from Old French copeiz, from couper 'to cut' ( COPE1); because a copse is formed by regular cutting

copse

noun
     
copse also coppice [countable]
DN a group of trees or bushes growing close together
WORD FOCUS: tree WORD FOCUS: tree
parts of a tree: trunk, branch, leaf, blossom, roots, bark, twig

a large area of trees: forest, rainforest, jungle

a small area of trees: wood/woods, thicket British English, copse British English

types of tree: evergreen, deciduous, conifer, fruit tree, hardwood tree

wood from trees: timber, lumber, firewood
tree

See also
tree
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