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boxwood

[boks-woo d] /ˈbɒksˌwʊd/
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 of boxwood
1645-1655
1645-55; box3 + wood1
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Examples from the web for boxwood
  • The low inner hedges are sculpted from boxwood, while the perimeter hedge is arborvitae.
  • No more driving out to the countryside in hopes of finding an old house with a few roomfuls of furniture and a boxwood maze.
  • Deer will generally eat yews and arborvitae and leave boxwood alone.
  • The gardens are evergreen, with many varieties of boxwood, camellias and crepe myrtle.
British Dictionary definitions for boxwood

boxwood

/ˈbɒksˌwʊd/
noun
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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