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coppice


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coppice  \Cop"pice\  (k[o^]p"p[i^]s),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Coppiced}  (-p[i^]st);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Coppicing}.] 
  (Forestry) 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Coppice  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  coppice 
  n  :  a  dense  growth  of  bushes  [syn:  {brush},  {brushwood},  {copse}, 
  {thicket}] 




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