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  1. boscage.


or bos·kage

  1. a mass of trees or shrubs; wood, grove, or thicket.

Origin of boscage

1350–1400; Middle English boskage < Middle French boscage. See bosk, -age
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Examples from the Web for boskage

Historical Examples

  • And there at last was the cave-mouth hidden under the boskage of the leaves.

    The Men of the Moss-Hags

    S. R. Crockett

  • This way thrust itself like a black tongue into the boskage and vanished in the depths.

  • For a while I had noticed the road seemed flanked by a mass of boskage below it on the right-hand side.

British Dictionary definitions for boskage



  1. literary a mass of trees and shrubs; thicket

Word Origin

C14: from Old French bosc, probably of Germanic origin; see bush 1, -age
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