Definition of bosky in English:



  • Covered by trees or bushes; wooded.

    ‘a slow-moving river meandering between bosky banks’
    • ‘In bosky little corners of England, tucked away down country lanes and suburban cul-de-sacs, are the remnants of pioneering experiments in modern living.’
    • ‘Everything, including the perimeter car parking bays, is subtly brought together by Livingston Eyre's landscaping that knits into the bosky suburban setting.’
    • ‘There was a sprinkling of roadside crosses and the bocage, the thick hedges along the roadsides, could hardly have been more bosky.’
    • ‘Cities - especially grand metropolises in the making - are not meant to be bosky dells.’
    • ‘On the whole, the place has worn well, and become even more bosky.’
    • ‘To the west, rooms are much more conventional, with cantilevered steel balconies and a vista over the local car park (but beyond that to a bosky suburb).’
    • ‘A sprig each of borage and mint is optional but adds some pleasing herby, bosky overtones.’
    • ‘And so, remembering my beloved's birthplace, the bosky county of Kent, I came up with this.’
    • ‘It all looks so 1980s, a bosky equivalent of the red braces and conspicuous-consumption Porsches and Ferraris.’
    • ‘One fine May morning, William of Ockham was skirting the bosky woods, heading for open country in search of early mushrooms when a dragon alighted on the greensward not half a furling from him.’
    • ‘Wesselmann's roughly 2-by-3-foot graphite drawing of an uninhabited, full-frontal Volkswagen in a bosky landscape, Drawing for Landscape #2, recalls the confident hand of Rivers.’
    • ‘It was a bosky place with mossy roots and green arches.’
    • ‘The place is stuffed with verdant vistas, mountain views, bosky dells, bubbling brooks and limpid lakes.’
    • ‘A splash of black tea on the plate whose fabulously bosky flavour is in inverse proportion to its thinness.’
    • ‘Just a short walk across the bosky gardens of Sultan Ahmet Square is the renowned Blue Mosque, enchanting in its elegant symmetry and exquisite colour.’
    • ‘The stylishly erratic gardens are a hedonist's delight, where Ferdinand thoughtfully provided a bosky chalet for his fat German mistress.’
    • ‘And now is the time of year for mouthwateringly light, aromatic white wines whose delicate verdant, floral flavours echo the first bosky scents and blooms of spring.’
    shaded, shadowy, dark, dim, sunless
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Late 16th century: from Middle English bosk, variant of bush.