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 Pop them into a clay pot or a fall window box by themselves or with other fall plants like flowering kale. Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens, 28 Aug. 2023 Then window shades were created in matching red, striped fabric, and the window boxes and trim were painted in a punchy red to coordinate. Bebe Howorth, ELLE Decor, 26 July 2023 Bidens is an annual that makes a great addition to window boxes and hanging baskets for season-long color. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 26 July 2023 Pay attention to small details to enhance your shed, such as decorative trim, window boxes, hardware and landscaping. Katie Dubow, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 July 2023 Dress up something small like a storage shed with window boxes. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 16 June 2023 Petunias look especially smashing in hanging baskets and window boxes. Lauren Smith McDonough, House Beautiful, 18 Apr. 2023 The plants work well for edging beds, tucked between rocks, or in containers and window boxes. Jeanne Ambrose, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Mar. 2023 The traditional set of metal window box planters is suitable for most plants. Janece Maze, Country Living, 23 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of window box was in 1839

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Cite this Entry

“Window box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

window box

: a box for growing plants in or by a window
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