window box

a box for growing plants, placed at or in a window.
a hollow space in a window frame for a sash weight.

1880–85 Unabridged
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window box
1.  a long narrow box, placed on or outside a windowsill, in which plants are grown
2.  either of a pair of vertical boxes, attached to the sides of a sash window frame, that enclose a sash cord and counterbalancing weight

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Example sentences
If you live in a city, you might have a window box or a pot of tomatoes on your
Soak three blocks of florist's foam in a bucket of water, then set them on
  plastic trays inside the window box.
Plant them in a window box with stock for twice the spice.
Even if the only green space you have at your home is a window box, you can
  still be a gardener.
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