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BOCAGE (from O. Fr. boscage, Late Lat...

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 102 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BOCAGE (from O. Fr. boscage, Late Lat. boscum, a wood), a French topographical term applied to several regions of France, the commonest characteristics of which are a granite formation and an undulating or hilly surface, consisting largely of heath or reclaimed land, and dotted with clumps of trees. The most important districts designated by the word are (I) the Bocage of Normandy, which comprises portions of the departments of Calvados, Manche and Orne; (2) the Bocage of Vendee, situated in the departments of Vendee, Deux-Sevres, Maine-et-Loire, and Loire-Inferieure.
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