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. Her personal second-chance-at-love story resulted in a marriage to her high school sweetheart of thirty-plus years. Also published in short stories, Carol’s novel length manuscripts have placed in numerous contests and won five, including the prestigious Maggie Award for Excellence. Writing as Annie Rayburn, she produces soft sci-fi and lite paranormal erotic romances which have been favorably received. Talk about cross-genre! Enjoy excerpts, review snippits, and more about her sexy Crainesian characters here on her website or connect with her 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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