Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mass of trees or shrubs; a thicket.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A place set with trees or mass of shrubbery, a grove or thicket.
  • n. Mast-nuts of forest trees, used as food for pigs, or any such sustenance as wood and trees yield to cattle.
  • n. Among painters, the term is used for a picture depicting a wooded scene.
  • n. A tax on wood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A growth of trees or shrubs; underwood; a thicket; thick foliage; a wooded landscape.
  • n. Food or sustenance for cattle, obtained from bushes and trees; also, a tax on wood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mass of growing trees or shrubs; woods, groves, or thickets; sylvan scenery.
  • n. In old law, probably, food or sustenance for cattle which is yielded by bushes and trees.

Etymologies

Middle English boskage, from Old French boscage, from bosc, forest, of Germanic origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Middle English boskage, from the Old French boscage, from Proto-Germanic *bosk (“forest, woods”). (Wiktionary)

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