Copse vs Arbor - What's the difference?
As a noun copse
is a thicket of small trees or shrubs.
As a verb copse
is (horticulture) to trim or cut.
As a proper noun arbor is
A thicket of small trees or shrubs.
* 1798 , , Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey , lines 9–15 (for syntax):
- The day is come when I again repose
- Here, under this dark sycamore, and view
- These plots of cottage-ground, these orchard tufts,
- Which at this season, with their unripe fruits,
- Are clad in one green hue, and lose themselves
* 1919 , , Valmouth , Duckworth (hardback edition), p19:
- ’Mid groves and copses .
- Striking the highway beyond the little copse she skirted the dark iron palings enclosing Hare.
* bush, bushes, forest, mott, orchard
* stand, thicket, wood, woods
(horticulture) To trim or cut.
(horticulture) To plant and preserve.
* copes, scope
(etyl) arbour, from (etyl) .
* arbour (chiefly British)
A shady sitting place, usually in a park or garden, and usually surrounded by climbing shrubs or vines and other vegetation.
A grove of trees.
An axis or shaft supporting a rotating part on a lathe.
A bar for supporting cutting tools.
A spindle of a wheel.