1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Coppice
COPPICE, or Copse (from an O. Fr. copeis or coupeis, from Late Lat. colpare, to cut with a blow; colpas, the Late Lat. for “blow,” is a shortened form of colapus or colaphus, adapted from the Gr. κόλαφος), a small plantation or thicket of planted or self-sown trees, which are cut periodically for use or sale, before the trees grow into large timber. Whether naturally or artificially grown the produce is looked on by the English law as fructus industrialis. The tenant for life or years may appropriate this produce (see Dashwood v. Magniac, 1891, 3 Ch. 306).