Copsy vs Copse - What's the difference?

copsy | copse |


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.

copsy

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Characterized by copses.
  • Copsy villages.
    Copsy banks.
    (Webster 1913)

    copse

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • 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
    ’Mid groves and copses .
  • * 1919 , , Valmouth , Duckworth (hardback edition), p19:
  • Striking the highway beyond the little copse she skirted the dark iron palings enclosing Hare.

    Synonyms

    * coppice

    See also

    * bush, bushes, forest, mott, orchard * stand, thicket, wood, woods

    Verb

    (cops)
  • (horticulture) To trim or cut.
  • (horticulture) To plant and preserve.
  • Anagrams

    * copes, scope