boscage

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Middle English boskage, from the Old French boscage, from Proto-Germanic *buskaz (forest, woods).

Noun[edit]

boscage (countable and uncountable, plural boscages)

  1. A place set with trees or mass of shrubbery, a grove or thicket.
  2. (law) Mast-nuts of forest trees, used as food for pigs, or any such sustenance as wood and trees yield to cattle.
  3. (art) Among painters, the term is used for a picture depicting a wooded scene.
  4. A tax on wood.

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This article incorporates content from the 1728 Cyclopaedia, a publication in the public domain.

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Old French[edit]

Noun[edit]

boscage m (oblique plural boscages, nominative singular boscages, nominative plural boscage)

  1. Alternative form of boschage