bocage

[ boh-kahzh ]
/ boʊˈkɑʒ /

noun Fine Arts.

a decorative motif of trees, branches, or foliage, as in a tapestry or a ceramic figure group.

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Origin of bocage

1635–45; <French; Old French boscageboscage
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British Dictionary definitions for bocage

bocage
/ (bɒˈkɑːʒ) /

noun

the wooded countryside characteristic of northern France, with small irregular-shaped fields and many hedges and copses
woodland scenery represented in ceramics

Word Origin for bocage

C17: from French, from Old French bosc; see boscage
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