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bosque

bosque

English

Pronunciation

Noun

bosque (plural bosques)

  1. Rare spelling of bosk. [19th century]

Etymology 2

From the Spanish bosque (forest), from Late Latin boscus, from Frankish *busc (Compare Middle Dutch busch), from Proto-Germanic *buskaz (forest, woods). Perhaps also influenced by bosk via etymology 1.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɒsˌkeɪ/

Noun

bosque (plural bosques)

  1. (southern US) A gallery forest found growing along a river bank or on the flood plain of a watercourse.
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Galician

Etymology

From Late Latin boscus, from Proto-Germanic *buskaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɔske/

Noun

bosque m (plural bosques)

  1. forest

Portuguese

Etymology

From Late Latin boscus, from Proto-Germanic *buskaz (bush, thicket), probably from Proto-Indo-European *bʰuH- (to grow).

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈbɔs.ki/
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈbɔʃ.kɨ/
  • Hyphenation: bos‧que
  • Rhymes: -ɔski

Noun

bosque m (plural bosques)

  1. grove.

Spanish

Etymology

From Late Latin boscus or buscus, from Proto-Germanic *buskaz, cognate with English bush, French bois, Italian bosco.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈboske/

Noun

bosque m (plural bosques)

  1. forest

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