Definitions

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  • n. A small grove or copse of trees, a thicket.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A grove; a thicket; shrubbery; an inclosure formed by branches of trees, regularly or irregularly disposed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A grove; a thicket or small plantation in a garden, park, etc., formed of trees, shrubs, or tall plants. Also written busket.

Etymologies

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French bosquet, from Italian boschetto, diminutive of bosco ("wood"), from Late Latin busca, buscus or boscus from Germanic *busk (liken Old High German busk).

Examples

  • The horns were blown, and presently there came up from hill and hommoc, wood and bosket, rock and dingle, all around, an answering volley.

    Margaret

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  • What call you yon small grove of trees?
    Does copse or does spinney more please?
    Should coppice I gloss it
    Or deem it a bosket?
    The choices make Ernest's tongue freeze.

    Is it forest or wood I should make it?
    Is dingle correct or will brake fit?
    Is it really a thicket
    Or is boscage the ticket?
    Should I show my confusion or fake it?

    Find out more about Ernest Bafflewit

    September 5, 2014