Definition of coppice verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

coppice

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkɒpɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpɪs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coppice
BrE BrE//ˈkɒpɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpɪs//
 
he / she / it coppices
BrE BrE//ˈkɒpɪsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpɪsɪz//
 
past simple coppiced
BrE BrE//ˈkɒpɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpɪst//
 
past participle coppiced
BrE BrE//ˈkɒpɪst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpɪst//
 
-ing form coppicing
BrE BrE//ˈkɒpɪsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpɪsɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] coppice (something) (specialist) to cut back young trees in order to make them grow faster Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French copeiz, based on medieval Latin colpus ‘a blow’ from Greek kolaphos ‘blow with the fist’. Compare with copse.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coppice

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