boxwood

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box +‎ wood. box from Latin buxus (box-tree, object made of boxwood), from Ancient Greek πύξος (puxos, box tree, boxwood)

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boxwood (countable and uncountable, plural boxwoods)

  1. (countable, uncountable) The box tree, Buxus sempervirens.
  2. (uncountable) The hard, close-grained wood of this tree, used in delicate woodwork and in making inlays
  3. (countable, uncountable) Any tree of genus Buxus.

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Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 09:43