Copsy vs Copse - What's the difference?
As an adjective copsy
is characterized by copses.
As a noun copse is
a thicket of small trees or shrubs.
As a verb copse is
(horticulture) to trim or cut.
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