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box·wood

 (bŏks′wo͝od′)
n.
See box3.

boxwood

(ˈbɒksˌwʊd)
n
1. (Plants) the hard close-grained yellow wood of the box tree, used to make tool handles, small turned or carved articles, etc
2. (Plants) the box tree

box•wood

(ˈbɒksˌwʊd)

n.
1. the hard, fine-grained wood of the box shrub or tree.
2. the tree or shrub itself. Compare box 3.
[1645–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boxwood - very hard tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box (particularly the common box)boxwood - very hard tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box (particularly the common box); used in delicate woodwork: musical instruments and inlays and engraving blocks
boxwood, box - evergreen shrubs or small trees
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
2.boxwood - evergreen shrubs or small trees
Buxus, genus Buxus - type genus of the Buxaceae
Buxus sempervirens, common box, European box - large slow-growing evergreen shrub or small tree with multiple stems; extensively used for hedges or borders and topiary figures
boxwood, Turkish boxwood - very hard tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box (particularly the common box); used in delicate woodwork: musical instruments and inlays and engraving blocks
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Translations

boxwood

[ˈbɒkswʊd] Nboj m

boxwood

[ˈbɒkswʊd] nbuis m
References in classic literature ?
He felt his way through the lilacs, along the boxwood hedge, up to the south wing of the Big House, where Miss Nellie d'Arnault practised the piano every morning.
Here, excellency," said Peppino, offering him a little blunt knife and a boxwood fork.
They took the mule-yoke from the peg on which it hung, a yoke of boxwood with a knob on the top of it and rings for the reins to go through.
The curious child had detached the bag from the goat's neck, had opened it, and had emptied out its contents on the rush matting; it was an alphabet, each letter of which was separately inscribed on a tiny block of boxwood.
The close green walls of privet, that had bordered the principal walk, were two-thirds withered away, and the rest grown beyond all reasonable bounds; the old boxwood swan, that sat beside the scraper, had lost its neck and half its body: the castellated towers of laurel in the middle of the garden, the gigantic warrior that stood on one side of the gateway, and the lion that guarded the other, were sprouted into such fantastic shapes as resembled nothing either in heaven or earth, or in the waters under the earth; but, to my young imagination, they presented all of them a goblinish appearance, that harmonised well with the ghostly legions and dark traditions our old nurse had told us respecting the haunted hall and its departed occupants.
Increasing heat and high humidity create the perfect conditions for boxwood blight," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig.
Evergreen hedges composed of arborvitae, hemlock, boxwood, holly or yews (Taxus) are expensive to purchase and slower to develop into a functional hedge, whereas their need for only one or two shapings a year makes maintenance easier.
Small-cap commercial real estate (CRE) transaction volume remains comfortably ahead of last year's record-setting level, according to Boxwood Means, Stamford, Connecticut.
The cockpit gains Tudor Oak trim with Boxwood inlays on the dashboard and tan Forest Fall leather upholstery with Navy Blue piping.
Reeds Dark Blue' rosemary and boxwood, as well as 12-foot-tall hornbeam trees (Carpinus) that are trained on bamboo stakes.
They will, in part, address Spotted Lanternfly, but also diseases affecting honeybees and other threats such as boxwood blight, thousand cankers disease and the walnut twig beetle that carries it, and the Asian giant hornet.
Decorated wreaths, kissing balls, door swags, centerpieces, table arrangements, boxwood trees, mailbox swags, birch log bundles, outdoor arrangements and boxes filled with greens will be offered.