bastard box


Definition of bastard box

: any of several Australian or New Caledonian trees of the genera Eucalyptus (especially E. goniocalyx and E. cambagei) and Tristania (especially T. neriifolia) with strong hard wood that resembles boxwood

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“Bastard box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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