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Bosky

[BAHS-kee]

Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Middle English, late 16th century

1.

(Literary) wooded; covered by trees or bushes.

Examples of Bosky in a sentence

"Amy and Seth wanted to go on a hike on a bosky trail. "

"Many fairy tales take place in bosky locales."

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About Bosky

This word is rooted in the Middle English variants “bosk,” “busk,” and “bush,” all meaning “shrub.” The sense of “uncultivated country” is probably directly from the Dutch “bos.”

Did you Know?

“Bosk,” a Middle English variant meaning “shrub,” disappeared until it popped up again in the early 17th century when it was used as the root for “bosky.” “Bosk” reappeared as a noun in the 19th century with the expanded definition of “a small wooded area.” The words are most often used in a literary sense, and not in everyday speech.

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