bos·​cage ˈbä-skij How to pronounce boscage (audio)
variants or less commonly boskage
: a growth of trees or shrubs : thicket

Word History


Middle English boskage, borrowed from Anglo-French boscage "wood, woodland," from bois, bos "grove, forest, wood (the material)" (Old French also bosc) + -age -age — more at boiserie

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of boscage was in the 15th century

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“Boscage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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