boxwood

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noun box·wood \ˈbäks-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of boxwood

  1. 1 :  the close-grained heavy hard tough wood of the box (genus Buxus); also :  a wood of similar properties

  2. 2 :  a tree producing boxwood

Examples of boxwood in a sentence

  1. We planted a few boxwoods.

1652

First Known Use of boxwood

1652


BOXWOOD Defined for English Language Learners

boxwood

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noun box·wood \ˈbäks-ˌwu̇d\

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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