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 Wally Pockets are an eco-friendly alternative to the traditional window box. Brenda Wegner, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Sep. 2021 New restaurants are blooming like geraniums in a window box. John Keilman,, 19 June 2021 At its heart is a musky, lush vanilla, like a Palermo window box bursting with fragrant plumeria. Heather Eddy, Bon Appétit, 15 June 2021 Two to 3 inches between starts is the rule in a window box or deck container. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 3 June 2021 Shop for the best window box that will coordinate with your home without breaking your budget. Adrienne Jordan, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 May 2021 Bloomscape Red Begonia, Purple Torenia and Mezoo Combination Kit (starting at $45; Choose from either a set of 8 or a set of 16 starter plants that are designed to fit into an 11- to 20-inch planter or window box. Dana Holmes, CNN Underscored, 22 Mar. 2021 Here, two sixtyish men bashing in an ornamental wooden window box, one using a flagpole. Alec Macgillis, ProPublica, 17 Jan. 2021 The spicy sandwich is packaged in the eatery’s signature craft paper window box. Laura Furr Mericas, Chron, 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of window box

1839, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of window box was in 1839

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“Window box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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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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