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 gardens are spread across the entire 55 acres, and focus on many styles of garden design – from English-style boxwood and Japanese gardens to wildflower and seasonal gardens.
Try to use other plants that can serve a similar purpose to a boxwood, or try to use some of the more resistant species like Buxus microphylla var.
The gardens are spread across the entire 55 acres, and focus on many styles of garden design from English-style boxwood and Japanese gardens to wildflower and seasonal gardens.
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.
Fueled in part by a popular crime novel, Seicho Matsumoto’s Tower of Wave, distraught teens and other troubled souls straggle through the 7,680-acre confusion of pine, boxwood and white cedar.
Aside from boxwoods, there's little clipped formality.
Boxwood pruned into cones and spheres emphasizes the geometry of the vegetable beds.
Ornamental grasses, small conifers and boxwood hedging mingle with the peonies and roses.
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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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