noun box·wood \ˈbäks-ˌwd\

: an evergreen bush or small tree that has small dark leaves and that is used especially to make hedges or boundaries in gardens

: the tough, hard wood of the boxwood

Full Definition of BOXWOOD

:  the close-grained heavy hard tough wood of the box (genus Buxus); also :  a wood of similar properties
:  a tree producing boxwood

Examples of BOXWOOD

  1. We planted a few boxwoods.

First Known Use of BOXWOOD

July 03, 2015
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