false box

noun

variants or false boxwood
: a small tree or shrub (Gyminda grisebechii) of the southeastern U.S., Mexico, northern South America, and parts of the West Indies having small leathery leaves resembling those of the box (Buxus sempervirens)

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“False box.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/false%20box. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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