Definition of bocage in English:

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Pronunciation: /bəˈkɑːʒ/


[mass noun]
1(In France) pastureland divided into small hedged fields interspersed with groves of trees.
Example sentences
  • There was a sprinkling of roadside crosses and the bocage, the thick hedges along the roadsides, could hardly have been more bosky.
  • It is bocage country, still densely wooded, with small pastures intersected by deep leafy lanes.
  • The British Second Army was still stalled in front of Caen and the American First Army was mired in the swamps and bocage of the lower Cotentin Peninsula.
2The modelling of leaves, flowers, and plants in clay, especially for porcelain figurines.


Late 16th century: from French, from Old French boscage (see boscage).

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