bos·​cage | \ ˈbä-skij How to pronounce boscage (audio) \
variants: or less commonly boskage

Definition of boscage

: a growth of trees or shrubs : thicket

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of boscage in a Sentence

hidden from prying eyes by a leafy boscage, the cottage was the perfect trysting place

First Known Use of boscage

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for boscage

Middle English boskage, from Anglo-French boscage, from bois forest, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German busk forest, bush

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about boscage

Time Traveler for boscage

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same century

Statistics for boscage

Cite this Entry

“Boscage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on boscage

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for boscage Encyclopedia article about boscage

Comments on boscage

What made you want to look up boscage? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!