Bushy, woody or full of thickets; the bocage. This landscape of lanes, small woods and high hedges was characteristic of Normandy. [< MdEngl. bosk = a version of bush, thus 20c bosky;
Cf. also Fr. boscage = woody]

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  • Bosky — Bosk y, a. [Cf. {Bushy}.] 1. Woody or bushy; covered with boscage or thickets. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Caused by boscage. [1913 Webster] Darkened over by long bosky shadows. H. James. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bosky — A fancy striped shirting cloth, hand woven from cotton mixed with rayon, in the Punjab …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • bosky — ► ADJECTIVE literary ▪ covered by trees or bushes. ORIGIN from obsolete bosk, variant of BUSH(Cf. ↑bush) …   English terms dictionary

  • bosky — [bäs′kē] adj. [ BOSK + Y3] covered with trees or shrubs; wooded; sylvan …   English World dictionary

  • bosky — adjective Etymology: English dialect bosk bush, from Middle English bush, bosk Date: 1593 1. having abundant trees or shrubs 2. of or relating to a woods …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bosky — boskiness, n. /bos kee/, adj., boskier, boskiest. 1. covered with bushes, shrubs, and small trees; woody. 2. shady. [1585 95; BOSK + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • bosky — adjective Having abundant bushes, shrubs or trees …   Wiktionary

  • bosky — adj. covered with trees, wooded; full of undergrowth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bosky — [ bɒski] adjective literary covered by trees or bushes. Origin C16: from ME bosk, var. of bush1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • bosky — a. Shrubby, woody, leafy, bushy, sylvan, shady …   New dictionary of synonyms

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