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window box

n.
1. A usually long, narrow box for growing plants, placed on or hung from a windowsill or ledge.
2. One of the vertical grooves on the inner sides of a window frame for the weights that counterbalance the sash.

window box

n
1. (Building) a long narrow box, placed on or outside a windowsill, in which plants are grown
2. (Horticulture) a long narrow box, placed on or outside a windowsill, in which plants are grown
3. (Building) either of a pair of vertical boxes, attached to the sides of a sash window frame, that enclose a sash cord and counterbalancing weight

win′dow box`


n.
a box for growing plants, placed at or in a window.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.window box - a long narrow box for growing plants on a windowsillwindow box - a long narrow box for growing plants on a windowsill
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
Translations

window box

ncassetta per i fiori (da tenere sul davanzale)
References in classic literature ?
Outside there were window boxes, painted white and full of flowers.
You can get window boxes with integral reservoirs with a section at the bottom where water will stay," she advises.
You can get window boxes with integral reservoirs with a section at the bottom Add water-retaining granules to the compost, as well as seaweed meal or worm compost to bulk up and retain moisture.
USE SHALLOW ROOTED PLANTS IN WINDOW BOXES: Opt for herbs and baby salad leaves in a shallow window box, although be aware that the shallower it is, the quicker it will dry out.
"You can have window boxes made and it may be worthwhile if you plan to stay in your property for some time to have a window box made to fit the exact dimensions of your sill or ledge," Mitchell adds.
Sally Window boxes come in all manner of styles and materials AWINDOW boxes come in a range of materials and each has its upsides and downsides.
Sally, Devon DAVID: Window boxes come in a range of materials and each has its upsides and downsides.
Tenders are invited for supply of hanging baskets and window boxes in winchester
When Adam starts his new school he is delighted to see some of the children he played with in the snow are his new classmates, and Adam's new teacher changes Adam's world with a gift of some seeds to make window boxes in his high rise flat.
Former health visitor Carol Lilwall brightened her terraced street by planting up window boxes and selling them to neighbours.
You have no yard location or soil area that can be used for planting: Place containers on steps, in window boxes or use hanging pots.