Definition for BOSC'AGE

BOSC'AGE, n. [Fr. boscage, now bocage, a grove; It. bosco; Dan. busk; Ger. busch, a wood, or properly a thicket or underwood; Eng. bush.]

  1. Wood; understood; perhaps, sometimes, lands covered with underwood; also a thicket.
  2. In old laws, food or sustenance for cattle, which is yielded by bushes and trees. – Cowel.
  3. With painters, a landscape, representing thickets of wood. – Encyc.

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