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A.Word.A.Day--copse

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This week's theme: uncommon homophones of common words.

copse (kops) noun

A thicket of small trees, bushes, shrubs, etc. especially one grown for periodic cutting.

[Alteration of coppice. Via Middle English and French from Latin colpare (to cut).]

See more usage examples of copse in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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"We could also distinguish animals rustling in the nearby copses, and since we were in an area known to be a leopard habitat, it was entertaining to think that was what we were hearing." Larry Rohter: America; The Seoul Times (South Korea); Nov 10, 2005.

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