boxwood definition

  • noun:
    • The box plant.
    • The timber of field plant.
    • The box tree, Buxus sempervirens.
    • The difficult, close-grained timber of this tree, used in delicate woodwork plus in making inlays
    • Any tree of genus Buxus.
    • The wood associated with package (Buxus).
    • The good hard-grained wood of the field, a great deal utilized by wood-engravers as well as in the make of musical and mathematical instruments, tool-handles, etc.
    • title given to several trees that have hard, small lumber, taking a fine polish: in the us to Cornus florida, as well as in the West Indies to SchÅ“fferia frutescens, Vitex umbrosa, and Tecoma pentaphylla. Some species of Eucalyptus as well as Tristania are called in Australia.
    • evergreen shrubs or little woods
    • very difficult tough close-grained light-yellow lumber associated with package (specially the common field); found in fine woodwork: musical devices and inlays and engraving obstructs

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