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.
They had not gone far into the wood; Schilsky knew of a secluded seat, which was screened by a kind of boscage; and here they had remained.
The noun 'boscage' = jungle or _bush_ (M.E. _busch_,
There were none of those cataclysms of mire and sloughs of black mud and over-tall grasses, none of that miasmatic jungle with its noxious emissions; it was just such a scene as one may find before an English mansion — a noble expanse of lawn and sward, with boscage sufficient to agreeably diversify it.
Wherefore we bent our course thither, where we saw the appearance of land, all that night; and in the dawning of next day we might plainly discern that it was a land flat to our sight, and full of boscage, which made it show the more dark.
The band, hidden in a small, thick boscage of the wide gardens, broke into a mockingly cheerful air.
We could not see the façade of the shaîtya on account of the concealing boscage of trees.
Now, it seems to me that when you old Aryans came from -- from -- well, from wherever you _did_ come from -- you branched out at first into a superb magnificence of religions and sentiments and imaginations and other boscage.
Polished automobiles gliding noiselessly through massed purple and silver shrubberies, receded into bland glooms of well-thought-out boscage.
I do not know barnell, but the last twenty years have set many houses among the boscage.
Caterham once was a valley; Aubrey wrote of it: "In this parish are many pleasant little vallies, stored with wild thyme, sweet marjoram, barnell, boscage, and beeches."
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