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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Bear left, across the field to a gate in the opposite left hand corner by a copse.
▪ Below the copse a track was bordered with grassland rich in flowering plants.
▪ Some faces shone white in the moonlight that was coming up behind a copse.
▪ The keen environmentalist, whose tour stopped off at Middlesbrough last week, visited a rejuvenated copse in Southwood, Coulby Newham.
▪ They passed the copse and the lights of a large Elizabethan house came into view.
▪ They were in the fifth field near a copse of native trees when the incident occurred.
▪ Thus elm trees clone themselves to form entire copses, and we cloned Dolly from cultured mammary gland cells.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Copse \Copse\, n. [Contr. from coppice.] A wood of small growth; a thicket of brushwood. See Coppice.

Near yonder copse where once the garden smiled.


Copse \Copse\, v. t.

  1. To trim or cut; -- said of small trees, brushwood, tufts of grass, etc.

  2. To plant and preserve, as a copse.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1570s, "small wood grown for purposes of periodic cutting," contraction of coppice.


n. A thicket of small trees or shrubs. vb. 1 (context transitive horticulture English) To trim or cut. 2 (context transitive horticulture English) To plant and preserve.


n. a dense growth of bushes [syn: brush, brushwood, coppice, thicket]

Usage examples of "copse".

I lived, the third in the terrace along Brickyard Row, with a steep drop through scratchy copses of birch into lowtown and with many other Rows and Backs and Ways slanting up Coney Mound behind, had stood for most of the Third Age of Industry by the time my parents moved in.

He was ruthless and quick, and soon stood before Yagharek with a pasty chin, inexpertly shorn of whiskers, bleeding and patched with copses of stubble.

Under a copse, and hardly dared to fling Its green arms round the bosom of the stream, But kissed it and then fled, as thou mightest in dream.

Every year about the 18th of April the notes may be heard by the gate of Cranbury, in a larch wood on Otterbourne Hill, in the copse wood of Otterbourne House, at Oakwood, and elsewhere.

She also picked flowers in nature, but Ostrava is a black town with hardly any nature around it, just dumps, fences, empty lots, and here and there a copse coated with soot.

Nearer, fields of darker olive green contrasted sharply with golden wheatland and delicate copses of knife-shaped cedars.

The singing linnets come in parties, the happy greenfinches, the streaked yellow-hammers, as if any one had delicately painted them in separate streaks, and not with a wash of colour, the brown buntings, chaffinches--out they come from the hazel copses, where the nuts are dropping, and the hedge berries turning red, and every one finds something to his liking.

Ettles had been his rounds and had visited the outlying copses, which are the especial haunts of pheasants.

The book I have still, it cannot die: the ash copses are cut, and the hazel mounds destroyed.

Montolio explained, pointing beyond the rock wall and across the small meadow to a pair of dense copses packed between the many rock ledges and cliff facings.

They paid scant attention to the small copses that dotted the hills and the valley floor, and almost none to the narrow streamlets that drained those hills into the river.

The cornfields, dark and still, stretched out beyond the copse of trees.

Joe slipped a rope over its head and led it out of the corral and around a hay rick, where a path led to a copse of cottonwoods and willows.

Bindweed and geraniums sparkled with joy, late gillyflowers grew in the shadier spots, there were rose bushes weighed down with roses, and a dense copse of lilac and elder.

Now and then Louvinia hollered at us, but we told her where we were and that we were making another map, and besides, she could see the cedar copse from the kitchen.