bocage

noun

bo·​cage
bōˈkäzh
plural -s
often attributive
1
: countryside or landscape (as of western France) marked by intermingling patches of woodland and heath, small fields, tall hedgerows, and orchards
2
: a supporting and ornamental background (as of shrubbery and flowers) for a ceramic figure

Word History

Etymology

French, from Old French boscage

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“Bocage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bocage. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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