boscage

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noun bos·cage \ˈbäs-kij\

Definition of boscage

  1. :  a growth of trees or shrubs :  thicket

Examples of boscage in a sentence

  1. <hidden from prying eyes by a leafy boscage, the cottage was the perfect trysting place>

Variants of boscage

less commonly

boskage

Origin and Etymology of boscage

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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