bocage

noun, often attributive bo·cage \bōˈkäzh\

Definition of bocage

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  countryside or landscape (as of western France) marked by intermingling patches of woodland and heath, small fields, tall hedgerows, and orchards

  2. 2 :  a supporting and ornamental background (as of shrubbery and flowers) for a ceramic figure

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Origin and Etymology of bocage

French, from Old French boscage — more at boscage


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