bosket

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From French bosquet, from Italian boschetto, diminutive of bosco (wood), from Late Latin busca, buscus or boscus from Germanic *busk (compare Old High German busk).

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bosket (plural boskets)

  1. A small grove or copse of trees, a thicket.
    • 1969, Vladimir Nabokov, Ada or Ardor, Penguin 2011, page 98:
      When he returned from a swim in the broad and deep brook beyond the bosquet, with wet hair and tingling skin, Van got the rare treat of finding his foreglimpse of live ivory accurately reproduced [...].