Meaning of “copse” in the English Dictionary

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"copse" in British English

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copsenoun [ C ]

uk /kɒps/ us /kɑːps/

Examples from literature

  • Songs of cuckoos and nightingales echoed from the copses on the hillsides. 
  • The fir copse from which the pheasant rose covers a rather sharp descent on one side of the highway. 
  • The river, the copse, both banks, green and washed, trees and fields—all were bathed in bright morning light. 
  • They were passing through a little copse, where the light was but misty and indistinct, and where the road made a sudden sharp turn almost at right angles, affording complete shelter to any person or persons lying in ambush. 
  • When they came to beyond the copse, after it touched the Professor's garden, they paused and took in the view. 

(Definition of “copse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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