From the Middle English boskage, from the Old French boscage, Vulgar Latin *boscaticum, from Late Latin boscus, from Frankish *busc (Compare Middle Dutch busch), from Proto-Germanic *buskaz (“forest, woods”).
- A place set with trees or mass of shrubbery, a grove or thicket.
- (law) Mast-nuts of forest trees, used as food for pigs, or any such sustenance as wood and trees yield to cattle.
- (art) Among painters, the term is used for a picture depicting a wooded scene.
- A tax on wood.
a grove or thicket
- Alternative form of