boxwood

noun box·wood \ ˈbäks-ˌwu̇d \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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

  1. We planted a few boxwoods.

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First Known Use of boxwood

1649


BOXWOOD Defined for English Language Learners

boxwood

noun

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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