- a decorative motif of trees, branches, or foliage, as in a tapestry or a ceramic figure group.
Origin of bocage
1635–45; < French; Old French boscage boscage
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Examples from the Web for bocage
At Moissy they headed into a one-lane road, both banks thick with bocage.
The other, benign, face of the bocage was its role as an unbelievably productive larder.
These “Rhinos” sliced through the bocage in seconds and changed the course of the battle.
A similar mercy was vouchsafed to this priest of the Bocage.Balthasar
Bocage is a separate district in the Departments of the Orne and Calvados.Rambles in Normandy
This is known as the Bocage, a name which suggests rich foliage.Normandy
G. E. Mitton
You go to the Bocage, Adelaide, you are more active than I am.Autumn Glory
The forest region of the Bocage has ever been a theme for poets and painters.The Cathedrals of Southern France
- the wooded countryside characteristic of northern France, with small irregular-shaped fields and many hedges and copses
- woodland scenery represented in ceramics
C17: from French, from Old French bosc; see boscage
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