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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
1. the hard, fine-grained wood of the box shrub or tree.
2. the tree or shrub itself. Compare box 3.
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|Noun||1.||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|
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
|2.||boxwood - evergreen shrubs or small trees|
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