Cop·pice n. 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.
Cop·pice v. t. [imp. & p. p. Coppiced 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.
n : a dense growth of bushes [syn: brush, brushwood, copse,