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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.]


(ˈbɒskɪdʒ) or


literary a mass of trees and shrubs; thicket
[C14: from Old French bosc, probably of Germanic origin; see bush1, -age]


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]


- A mass of growing trees or shrubs—or a depiction of a wooded landscape.
See also related terms for shrubs.

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.
The origin of this curious structure amid the boscage, he tells
En el purpureo tiempo delicioso, Galan Narciso de argentada plata, Adonis tierno del boscage umbroso, que a uno viste, y en otra se retrata: en el de Ceres, Benjamin gracioso, en la flor de los meses, en la grata era de Venus, de Cibele ensayo, en lo mejor, en Primavera, en mayo.
T]he Tudor kings and Queens came and went about their public affairs in a constant atmosphere of make-believe, with a sibyl lurking in every courtyard and gateway, and a satyr in the boscage of every park, to turn the ceremonies of welcome and farewell, without which sovereigns must not move, by the arts of song and dance and mimetic dialogue, to favour and to prettiness.