boxwood

[ boks-woo d ]
/ ˈbɒksˌwʊd /
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noun

the hard, fine-grained, compact wood of the box shrub or tree, used for wood-engravers' blocks, musical instruments, etc.
the tree or shrub itself.

Nearby words

  1. boxing day,
  2. boxing glove,
  3. boxing ring,
  4. boxroom,
  5. boxthorn,
  6. boxy,
  7. boy,
  8. boy band,
  9. boy racer,
  10. boy scout

Compare box3.

Origin of boxwood

First recorded in 1645–55; box3 + wood1

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British Dictionary definitions for boxwood

boxwood

/ (ˈbɒksˌwʊd) /

noun

the hard close-grained yellow wood of the box tree, used to make tool handles, small turned or carved articles, etc
the box tree
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