window box


Definition of window box

: a box designed to hold soil for growing plants at a windowsill

Examples of window box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The menu features a rotating lineup of Japanese-style sandwiches, individually wrapped and presented in a craft paper window box. Marcy De Luna, Chron, "Sandoitchi Japanese sandwich pop-up coming to Houston," 13 Nov. 2020 Get the starts growing in the ground, containers and window boxes. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "Let’s move beyond gas lawnmowers, leaf blowers and other exhaust-spewing yard tools," 21 May 2020 And for those who can't plant a garden in their home, Wilson suggests planting a window box or getting an easy-to-grow indoor plant like a succulent. Elizabeth Elkind, CBS News, "How some Americans are finding solace in a period of self isolation and social distancing," 10 Apr. 2020 Get a seed-starter kit Tender plants, including tomatoes, basil and peppers, or flowers such as marigolds, moon vine and salvia, can be started indoors and planted outdoors in pots or window boxes later in the spring, says Warhurst. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "Stuck inside? Tips for indoor gardening to bring green to your space while quarantined," 1 Apr. 2020 Large grown crops need a big container where smaller growing selections can grow in window box or six inch containers. Tom Maccubbin,, "Garden is up and growing – how about yours?," 19 Sep. 2019 Place pumpkin on slight hill of craft foam covered in moss Cut off top of a Jack Be Little pumpkin then cut the remaining pumpkin in half to form window boxes. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, "Candy Land," 9 Oct. 2019 Twin Robot surveillance cameras concealed in flower pot/ window box, East Germany (Stasi), 1960s-1970s. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "To Be a Spy," 23 Sep. 2019 Twin Robot surveillance cameras concealed in flower pot/window box, East Germany (Stasi), 1960s–1970s. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Light on the Shadow World," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of window box

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of window box was circa 1885

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15 Nov 2020

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“Window box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of window box

: a long, thin box that is usually hung on the outside of a building beneath a window and that is used as a container for flowers and plants

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