Definition of bocage in English:


Line breaks: boc¦age
Pronunciation: /bəˈkɑːʒ


[mass noun]
  • 1(In France) pastureland divided into small hedged fields interspersed with groves of trees.
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    • 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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