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bosquet

[bos-kit]
noun
  1. bosket.
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bosket

or bos·quet

[bos-kit]
noun
  1. a grove; thicket.
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Origin of bosket

1730–40; earlier bosquet < French < Italian boschetto, equivalent to bosc(o) wood (see bush1) + -etto -et
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Examples from the Web for bosquet

Historical Examples of bosquet

  • The windows of their inn commanded a view of the Bosquet de Julie.

    The Works of Lord Byron, Volume 2

    George Gordon Byron

  • From bosquet to bosquet, from thicket to thicket; she hears his approaching steps.

    Under the Witches' Moon

    Nathan Gallizier

  • General Bosquet manuvred with as much intelligence as bravery.

  • An edition of it appeared in 1651, edited by Bosquet, Bishop of Lodève.

    Pascal's Penses

    Blaise Pascal

  • That they might pass without observing me, I stepped hastily into the bosquet, and concealed myself in the thick and leafy cover.

    Sir Jasper Carew

    Charles James Lever


British Dictionary definitions for bosquet

bosquet

noun
  1. a variant spelling of bosket
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bosket

bosquet

noun
  1. a clump of small trees or bushes; thicket
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Word Origin for bosket

C18: from French bosquet, from Italian boschetto, from bosco wood, forest; see bush 1
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