boscage
also boskage noun Etymology: Middle English boskage, from Anglo-French boscage, from bois forest, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German busk forest, bush Date: 14th century a growth of trees or shrubs ; thicket

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  • boscage — os cage, n. [OF. boscage grove, F. bocage, fr. LL. boscus, buscus, thicket, wood. See 1st {Bush}.] 1. A growth of trees or shrubs; underwood; a thicket; thick foliage; a wooded landscape. [1913 Webster] 2. (O. Eng. Law) Food or sustenance for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boscage — [bäs′kij] n. [ME boskage < OFr boscage < Frank busk (or OHG busc), forest, thicket: see BUSH1] a natural growth of trees or shrubs; wooded place …   English World dictionary

  • Boscage — (engl. Boskedsch), Buschwerke …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Boscage — boscage, boschage nm bois, forêt anc. fr …   Glossaire des noms topographiques en France

  • boscage — Boscage, voyez Bocage …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • boscage — /bos kij/, n. a mass of trees or shrubs; wood, grove, or thicket. Also, boskage. [1350 1400; ME boskage < MF boscage. See BOSK, AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • boscage — bos•cage or bos•kage [[t]ˈbɒs kɪdʒ[/t]] n. a mass of trees or shrubs; wood, grove, or thicket • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME boskage < MF boscage. See bosk …   From formal English to slang

  • boscage — n. (also boskage) 1 masses of trees or shrubs. 2 wooded scenery. Etymology: ME f. OF boscage f. Gmc: cf. BUSH(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • boscage — noun a) A place set with trees or mass of shrubbery, a grove or thicket. b) Mast nuts of forest trees, used as food for pigs, or any such sustenance as wood and trees yield to cattle …   Wiktionary

  • boscage — Synonyms and related words: bosket, brake, canebrake, ceja, chamisal, chaparral, coppice, copse, copsewood, covert, frith, motte, thicket, thickset, underbrush, undergrowth, undershrubs, underwood …   Moby Thesaurus

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