From Middle English bosk, likely from Anglo-Latin bosca (“firewood”), from Late Latin busca, buscus or boscus, from Proto-Germanic *buskaz (cf. Old High German busk) or Old English busc (attested only in place names). Cognate with Italian bosco, Spanish and Portuguese bosque, French bois, Dalmatian buasc, and Occitan boscs.
bosk (plural bosks)
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bosk in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)