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boscage

or bos·kage

[ bos-kij ]
/ ˈbɒs kɪdʒ /
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noun

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

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Origin of boscage

1350–1400; Middle English boskage<Middle French boscage.See bosk, -age
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British Dictionary definitions for boscage

boscage

boskage

/ (ˈbɒskɪdʒ) /

noun

literary a mass of trees and shrubs; thicket

Word Origin for boscage

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