bossage

[ baw-sij, bos-ij ]

nounMasonry.
  1. stonework blocked out for later carving.

  2. stonework, as rusticated ashlar, having faces projecting beyond the mortar joints.

Origin of bossage

1
1695–1705; <French, equivalent to bosseboss2 + -age-age

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