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[boh-kahzh] /boʊˈkɑʒ/
noun, Fine Arts.
a decorative motif of trees, branches, or foliage, as in a tapestry or a ceramic figure group.
1635-45; < French; Old French boscage boscage Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for bocage


the wooded countryside characteristic of northern France, with small irregular-shaped fields and many hedges and copses
woodland scenery represented in ceramics
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Old French bosc; see boscage
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Encyclopedia Article for bocage

in western France (e.g., Bocage Normand, Bocage Vendeen), a well-wooded district in distinction to the campagne, which denotes a hedgeless tract of farmland characteristic of old-established areas of open-field agriculture. The fields of bocage country are small, irregular, and enclosed by hedges and groves of trees. In certain areas, hedges and trees have been cut down and related embankments removed to modernize agriculture and facilitate the regrouping of farm holdings. Problems, including soil erosion, have sometimes resulted from such action

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