15th century, in the meaning defined above
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
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“Boscage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boscage. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.
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