Cop"pice (kop"pis), 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. Coupé, 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.


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Cop"pice (kop"pis), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coppiced (-pist); 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.


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