box wood

boxwood

[boks-wood]
noun
1.
the hard, fine-grained, compact wood of the box shrub or tree, used for wood-engravers' blocks, musical instruments, etc.
2.
the tree or shrub itself.
Compare box3.


Origin:
1645–55; box3 + wood1

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boxwood (ˈbɒksˌwʊd)
 
n
1.  the hard close-grained yellow wood of the box tree, used to make tool handles, small turned or carved articles, etc
2.  the box tree

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