Definition of copse in English:


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Pronunciation: /kɒps


  • A small group of trees.
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    • As one approaches the copse of trees at the entrance to Tobernalt, one usually stands still by a large rock to look around in the shady dim light.
    • Somerset looked as if it'd just got out of the shower and wasn't properly towel-dried yet, with trees and copses and hedgerows on all sides bedraggled and uncombed.
    • I don't see the hedges, the trees, the copses; and the flights of wild fowl passing across my window go unseen, too.
    thicket, grove, wood, coppice, stand, clump, brake; British spinney; North American & Australian/New Zealand brush
    archaic hurst, holt, boscage


late 16th century: shortened from coppice.

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