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boskage

[bos-kij] /ˈbɒs kɪdʒ/
noun
1.

boscage

or boskage

[bos-kij] /ˈbɒs kɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a mass of trees or shrubs; wood, grove, or thicket.
Origin of boscage
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English boskage < Middle French boscage. See bosk, -age
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Historical Examples
  • For a while I had noticed the road seemed flanked by a mass of boskage below it on the right-hand side.

  • This way thrust itself like a black tongue into the boskage and vanished in the depths.

    The Metal Monster A. Merritt
  • And there at last was the cave-mouth hidden under the boskage of the leaves.

    The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for boskage

boscage

/ˈbɒskɪdʒ/
noun
1.
(literary) a mass of trees and shrubs; thicket
Word Origin
C14: from Old French bosc, probably of Germanic origin; see bush1, -age
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