noun, often attributive
bo·​cage | \ bōˈkäzh \
plural -s

Definition of bocage

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

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History and Etymology for bocage

French, from Old French boscage

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“Bocage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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