I leant upon a coppice gate
When Frost was spectre-grey,
And Winter's dregs made desolate
The weakening eye of day.
- Thomas Hardy, "the darkling thrush"
roots----ye oldie french, coupeiz, "a cut forest"----etymologically linked to coup, "a strike, blow, hit"
coupeiz/coup----medieval latin, colpus, "stoke, blow" [in the botanical sense, it is a noun, "a groove sometimes occuring on grains of pollen"
huh huh you said stroke and blow
huh huh you said pollen and pollen is like, plant sex
eh heh heh heh heh plants doin' it
plants gettin they colpus on, yeeeeuh
colpus from the earlier latin, colaphus, "a strike with the fist"
colaphus from the greek, κόλαφος, "to cuff"
Coppice- English, /noun/:
1. a thicket of small, brushy growth
2. wood cut for the purpose of growth huh huh wood woooood huh huh colpus the woooood