(Heb. teashshur), mentioned in Isa. 60:13; 41:19, was, according to some, a species of cedar growing in Lebanon. The words of Ezek. 27:6 literally translated are, "Thy benches they have made of ivory, the daughter of the ashur tree," i.e., inlaid with ashur wood. The ashur is the box-tree, and accordingly the Revised Version rightly reads "inlaid in box wood." This is the Buxus sempervirens of botanists. It is remarkable for the beauty of its evergreen foliage and for the utility of its hard and durable wood.
The country we saw today has undulating features with rich soil, dry grass, and box-tree.
The fig-tree, canary, laurel, and box-tree grew in profusion.
A similar game, called the verde or green, is played in Tuscany during Lent between lovers with a little twig of the box-tree.
Beneath every box-tree will be found hundreds of seedlings of various ages.
The body of the tree resembles the box-tree, and has leaves almost like the bay tree.
The soul of the box-tree is an aristocrat, and the sap that runs through it is the blue blood of vegetation.
I will set in the desert the fir-tree, and the pine, and the box-tree together.
The trees under his rule are the willow, the yew, the cypress, the box-tree and the pine.
Hugh hesitated, but finally sat down, looking very grim, and stared at the box-tree in front of him.
The country became better wooded: the box-tree was growing on partially flooded land, and there was no deficiency of grass.