bosque

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See bosk.

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bosque (plural bosques)

  1. Rare spelling of bosk. [19th c.]
    • 1862 May 4, Henry H[opkins] Sibley, “No. 8. Reports of Brig. Gen. Henry H. Sibley, C.S. Army, Commanding Army of New Mexico, Including Operations from January – to May 4, 1862.”, in A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Additions and Corrections to Series I—Volume IX, Washington, D.C.: Published under the direction of the Hon. Elihu Root, Secretary of War, by Brig. Gen. Fred C[rayton] Ainsworth, Chief of the Record and Pension Office, War Department, and Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley; Government Printing Office, published 1902, OCLC 900475952, page 507:
      On February 16 a reconnaissance in force was pushed to within a mile of the fort and battle offered on the open plain. The challenge was disregarded, and only noticed by the sending out of a few well-mounted men to watch our movements. The forces of the enemy were kept well concealed in the bosque (grove) above the fort and within its walls.
      This could be a use of bosque in the etymology 2 sense.

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish bosque (forest), from Late Latin boscus, from Frankish *busc (compare Middle Dutch busch), from Proto-Germanic *buskaz (forest, woods); perhaps also influenced by bosk. The word is a doublet of bush.

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bosque (plural bosques)

  1. (southern US) A gallery forest found growing along a river bank or on the flood plain of a watercourse.
    • 1862 February 23, Benjamin S[tone] Roberts, “Operations in Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. February 1 – September 20, 1862. [No. 2. Report of Col. Benjamin S. Roberts, Fifth New Mexico Infantry.]”, in A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Additions and Corrections to Series I—Volume IX, Washington, D.C.: Published under the direction of the Hon. Elihu Root, Secretary of War, by Brig. Gen. Fred C[rayton] Ainsworth, Chief of the Record and Pension Office, War Department, and Mr. Joseph W. Kirkley; Government Printing Office, published 1902, OCLC 900475952, pages 495 and 496:
      [page 495] He drove them with great slaughter from the bosque they had then seized, repulsed a determined charge of their Lancers, made with audacity and desperation, and was master of the field. [...] [page 496] The heavy bosques in our front were terminated by a drift of sand extending from the high bluff of the Contadero to the river. Behind this drift the enemy, concealed from my observation, rallied all their forces abandoning wagons on the sand hills, tents, and other supplies, including ammunition, with the desperate resolve to storm our batteries.

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Aragonese[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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bosque m (plural bosques)

  1. forest

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Galician[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from Catalan or Occitan bosc, from Late Latin boscus, from Proto-Germanic *buskaz.

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bosque m (plural bosques)

  1. forest
    Synonyms: fraga, mato

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably borrowed from Catalan or Occitan bosc, from Late Latin boscus, from Proto-Germanic *buskaz (bush, thicket), probably from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (to grow).

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bosque m (plural bosques)

  1. grove

Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

First attested 1490; borrowed from Catalan or Occitan bosc[1], from Late Latin boscus or Vulgar Latin *buscus, from Proto-Germanic *buskaz, cognate with English bush, Dutch bos, French bois and Italian bosco.

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bosque m (plural bosques)

  1. forest

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