One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A landscape, especially as depicted in art.
- ‘That's what I call paysage - carefully-honed fields of green, as far as the eye can see (from the helicopter, anyway).’
- ‘At the top of the ancient staircase I flung open the windows with a sense of drama, revealing the moonlight and the sweeping paysage.’
French, literally ‘countryside’, from pays ‘country’.
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