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bos·cagealso bos·kage (bŏs′kĭj)
A mass of trees or shrubs; a thicket.
[Middle English boskage, from Old French boscage, from bosc, forest, of Germanic origin.]
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literary a mass of trees and shrubs; thicket
[C14: from Old French bosc, probably of Germanic origin; see bush1, -age]
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or bos•kage(ˈbɒs kɪdʒ)
a mass of trees or shrubs; wood, grove, or thicket.
[1350–1400; Middle English boskage < Middle French boscage. See bosk]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
boscage- A mass of growing trees or shrubs—or a depiction of a wooded landscape.
See also related terms for shrubs.
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Bosk, Bosquet, Bosket, Boscagea grove or plantation of shrubs or trees, 1737.
Examples: bosk of flowers, 1878; of holly, 1833; of laurel, 1833; of shrubs, 1737; of trees, 1737; of wildernesses, 1847.
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