Bosky
Bosky Bosk"y, a. [Cf. {Bushy}.] 1. Woody or bushy; covered with boscage or thickets. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Caused by boscage. [1913 Webster]

Darkened over by long bosky shadows. --H. James. [1913 Webster]


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  • bosky — ► ADJECTIVE literary ▪ covered by trees or bushes. ORIGIN from obsolete bosk, variant of BUSH(Cf. ↑bush) …   English terms dictionary

  • bosky — [bäs′kē] adj. [ BOSK + Y3] covered with trees or shrubs; wooded; sylvan …   English World dictionary

  • Bosky — Bushy, woody or full of thickets; the bocage. This landscape of lanes, small woods and high hedges was characteristic of Normandy. [< MdEngl. bosk = a version of bush, thus 20c bosky; Cf. also Fr. boscage = woody] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • bosky — adjective Etymology: English dialect bosk bush, from Middle English bush, bosk Date: 1593 1. having abundant trees or shrubs 2. of or relating to a woods …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bosky — boskiness, n. /bos kee/, adj., boskier, boskiest. 1. covered with bushes, shrubs, and small trees; woody. 2. shady. [1585 95; BOSK + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bosky — adjective Having abundant bushes, shrubs or trees …   Wiktionary

  • bosky — adj. covered with trees, wooded; full of undergrowth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bosky — [ bɒski] adjective literary covered by trees or bushes. Origin C16: from ME bosk, var. of bush1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • bosky — a. Shrubby, woody, leafy, bushy, sylvan, shady …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • bosky — bosk•y [[t]ˈbɒs ki[/t]] adj. bosk•i•er, bosk•i•est 1) covered with bushes and small trees; woody 2) shady • Etymology: 1585–95 bosk′i•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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