noun Fine Arts.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of bocage

Historical Examples of bocage

  • A similar mercy was vouchsafed to this priest of the Bocage.


    Anatole France

  • Bocage is a separate district in the Departments of the Orne and Calvados.

    Rambles in Normandy

    Francis Miltoun

  • This is known as the Bocage, a name which suggests rich foliage.


    G. E. Mitton

  • You go to the Bocage, Adelaide, you are more active than I am.

    Autumn Glory

    Ren Bazin

  • The forest region of the Bocage has ever been a theme for poets and painters.

British Dictionary definitions for bocage



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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