noun bos·set \ˈbäsə̇t, ˈbȯs-\

Definition of bosset



  1. :  the rudimentary antler of a young male red deer

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Origin and Etymology of bosset

French bossette, from Old French bocete, bocette small protuberance, from boce boss + -ete, -ette -ette

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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