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bocage

[boh-kahzh] /boʊˈkɑʒ/
noun, Fine Arts.
1.
a decorative motif of trees, branches, or foliage, as in a tapestry or a ceramic figure group.
Origin of bocage
1635-1645
1635-45; < French; Old French boscage boscage
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bocage

/bɒˈkɑːʒ/
noun
1.
the wooded countryside characteristic of northern France, with small irregular-shaped fields and many hedges and copses
2.
woodland scenery represented in ceramics
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Old French bosc; see boscage
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