box·​wood | \ ˈbäks-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce boxwood (audio) \

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 on the Web The tour will feature unique gardens like a two- acre property with walls of towering 12-foot hydrangeas and hundreds of juniper, yew and boxwood. Hartford Courant, 30 June 2022 These include wooden writing tablets and over 100 boxwood combs, which would have disintegrated long ago in more oxygen-rich conditions. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 15 June 2022 There are also dozens of beautiful gardens, like a rose garden, cutting garden and many boxwood gardens, and the area is shrouded in privacy thanks to the lush trees and landscaping completed by renowned landscape architect, Ben Page. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 24 May 2022 In some cases, they can even be sheared like a boxwood. Benjamin Whitacre, Better Homes & Gardens, 12 May 2022 A couple of years ago my boxwood plants started to develop dead spots on their sides. Neil Sperry, San Antonio Express-News, 6 May 2022 An enchanting archway of boxwood and mock orange shrubs leads to the sunroom entry and tiled foyer. Jon Gorey,, 13 May 2022 The goal was to get boxwood (wooden) ball into the hoop with as few hits as possible, hitting the ball with a heavy wooden mallet. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 28 Mar. 2022 That oak spice pops on the nose, along with orchard blossom notes, a hint of boxwood, exotic citrus and layers of tropical fruit. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of boxwood

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Jul 2022

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“Boxwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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