Wednesday’s Word: copse Wat’s it mean?

Copse\kops\ (adjective)

MSWORD’s definition:
Grove of small trees. Wood. Thicket. Coppice. Grove

M-W’s Word Central:
Same as coppice:  a thicket, grove, or growth of small trees

(From my novella Phantoms & Fantasies) She looked around, not seeing anything but a copse of young cedar trees at the edge of the headlights.

The thick copse between the houses hid the Peeping Tom perfectly.

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Carol Burnside is an award-winning author of the Sweetwater Springs series of contemporary romance with serious sizzle and a variety of other works, some written as Annie Rayburn. Her novel length manuscripts have placed in numerous contests and won five, including the prestigious Maggie Award for Excellence. Carol / Annie blogs here and on
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2 Responses to Wednesday’s Word: copse Wat’s it mean?

  1. mikey2ct says:

    I am familiar with the word. I can’t remember when I saw it used last.


  2. I like obscure words, mikey2ct. Like to broaden my vocabulary. After all, a writer should be a wordsmith, yes?


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