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also 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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(ˈbɒskɪdʒ) or


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]
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- 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, Boscage

 a 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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Meeting in Paris, we took a train to Caen, where we transferred to coach and rode through the boscage to Bayeux, home of the famous tapestry.
2.) on which appears 1 the following description where the above mentioned maps show Dinnings Land: "Duyning land boven lage Ruigte Gelyk Verdronke Boomen en Boschaghe" (roughly translated: 'Duny land/land with dunes above low scrub like drowned trees [mangroves?] and boscage') (c.f.
Again, there is a reference to the process of self-discovery, which leads from darkness to light, as suggested by the reference to Dante's "bosca oscura" that "oscure boscage" indicating Hell in juxtaposition to "gardens", the Borghese Gardens" (HL 159), which symbolize Paradise.
The origin of this curious structure amid the boscage, he tells