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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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 company also offers knives with unfinished, ready-to-carve handles in olive, cherry, walnut, and boxwood.
Boxwood hybrids including Chicagoland Green, Green Mountain and Green Velvet perform well in our region.
Use straight pins and thin floral wire to attach them to small preserved boxwood topiaries or a preserved boxwood wreath for the front door.
Boxwood is a middle market investment banking firm that is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.
Tenders are invited for BUILDING BOXWOOD OR EQUIVALENT POWER MACHINE CLASS T1 (PMKP-110, PT-120, APM-120 MPP-110) OR EQUIVALENT OR EQUIVALENT LABYRINTH RING PLATE BEARING PLATE WASHER OR EQUIVALENT OR EQUIVALENT OR EQUIVALENT FASTENING COVER
7 billion in June, but the sector's overall trajectory remained strong, reported Boxwood Means, Stamford, Connecticut.
With its expanse of concrete, old-fashioned boxwood hedging, and half-dead ivy, the yard was at odds with the wooded hillside around it.