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 century]

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 via etymology 1. 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.
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Galician[edit]

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

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]

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, French bois, Italian bosco.

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bosque m (plural bosques)

  1. forest

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