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or boc·ci or boc·cie  (bŏch′ē)
A game of Italian origin similar to lawn bowling that is played with wooden balls on a long narrow court covered with fine gravel.

[Italian bocce, pl. of boccia, ball.]


(ˈbɒtʃiː) ,






(Bowls & Bowling) an Italian version of bowls played on a lawn smaller than a bowling green
[from Italian bocce bowls, plural of boccia ball; see boss2]


or boc•ci or boc•ce

(ˈbɒtʃ i)

a variety of lawn bowling played usu. on a long, narrow dirt court.
[1900–05; < Italian bocce bowls, pl. of boccia ball < Vulgar Latin *bottia round body]
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Noun1.boccie - Italian bowling played on a long narrow dirt courtboccie - Italian bowling played on a long narrow dirt court
bowling - a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
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