boxwood

[boks-woo d]
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

First recorded in 1645–55; box3 + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for boxwood

boxwood

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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