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Meaning of COPPICE

Pronunciation:  'kâpis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a dense growth of bushes

COPPICE is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: brush, brushwood, copse, thicket
 See Also: brake, canebrake, flora, spinney, underbrush, undergrowth, underwood, vegetation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Cop"pice\ (k[o^]p"p[i^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Coppiced} (-p[i^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Coppicing}.]
    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.