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 for Boscage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  boscage \bos"cage\, n. [OF. boscage grove, F. bocage, fr. LL.
     boscus, buscus, thicket, wood. See 1st Bush.]
     1. A growth of trees or shrubs; underwood; a thicket; thick
        foliage; a wooded landscape.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (O. Eng. Law) Food or sustenance for cattle, obtained from
        bushes and trees; also, a tax on wood.
        [1913 Webster]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "boscage":
     bosket, brake, canebrake, ceja, chamisal, chaparral, coppice,
     copse, copsewood, covert, frith, motte, thicket, thickset,
     underbrush, undergrowth, undershrubs, underwood

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BOSCAGE, Eng. law. That food which wood and trees yield to cattle. 

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