| source : web1913 | Copse \Copse\, v. t. 1. To trim or cut; -- said of small trees, brushwood, tufts of grass, etc. --Halliwell. 2. To plant and preserve, as a copse. --Swift. | source : web1913 | 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. --Goldsmith. | source : wn | copse n : a dense growth of bushes [syn: {brush}, {brushwood}, {coppice}, {thicket}]