Definition of boxwood
1 : the close-grained heavy hard tough wood of the box (genus Buxus); also : a wood of similar properties
2 : a tree producing boxwood
Examples of boxwood in a Sentence
We planted a few boxwoods.
Recent Examples of boxwood from the Web
The old ailing ribbons of English boxwood and later substitutions of Japanese holly have been replaced with an improved variety of Japanese box named Green Beauty -- 3,000 in all.
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First Known Use of boxwood
BOXWOOD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of boxwood for English Language Learners
: 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
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