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



BrE BrE//ˈkɒpɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːpɪs//
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= copse 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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