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 for coppice
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coppice \Cop"pice\ (k[o^]p"p[i^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Coppiced (k[o^]p"p[i^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Coppicing
     (k[o^]p"p[i^]*s[i^]ng).] (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.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Coppice \Cop"pice\ (k[o^]p"p[i^]s), 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.
     Coup['e], Coupee.]
     A grove of small growth; a thicket of brushwood; a wood cut
     at certain times for fuel or other purposes. See Copse.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           The rate of coppice lands will fall, upon the discovery
           of coal mines.                           --Locke.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  coppice
      n 1: a dense growth of bushes [syn: brush, brushwood,
           coppice, copse, thicket]

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