boxwood

Definitions

  • Flowering Dogwood. Dogwood. Boxwood
    Flowering Dogwood. Dogwood. Boxwood
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boxwood evergreen shrubs or small trees
    • n boxwood very hard tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box (particularly the common box); used in delicate woodwork: musical instruments and inlays and engraving blocks
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Boxwood The wood of the box (Buxus).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n boxwood The fine hard-grained timber of the box, much used by wood-engravers and in the manufacture of musical and mathematical instruments, tool-handles, etc. The largest supplies come from the Levant. The wood is very free from gritty matter, and on that account its sawdust is much used for cleaning jewelry and for other purposes. See Buxus.
    • n boxwood The name given to several trees which have hard, compact wood, taking a fine polish: in the United States to Cornus florida, and in the West Indies to Schœfferia frutescens, Vitex umbrosa, and Tecoma pentaphylla. Some species of Eucalyptus and of Tristania are so called in Australia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Boxwood wood of the box-tree
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. box—L. buxus—Gr. pyxos, the tree, pyxis, a box.

Usage

In literature:

He therefore first attempted to work in boxwood.
"The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura" by Lucius Apuleius
The cone differs from the others of this group in its yellow color, not unlike that of boxwood.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
J. E. Caldwell, Sego, Kans., a $3 piccolo, a set of boxwood chessmen, and a box of water-color paints, for the best offer of GOLDEN DAYS.
"Golden Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
Not the janitor at Boxwood Hall?
"Ned, Bob and Jerry on the Firing Line" by Clarence Young
Boxwood, changing least in the character of its structure, is the one always used for first-grade wood-engravings.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
Then spread the stuff over boxwood with a brush.
"Intarsia and Marquetry" by F. Hamilton Jackson
The pins of a later date than the above were made of boxwood, bone, ivory, and some few of silver.
"The Art of Needle-work, from the Earliest Ages, 3rd ed." by Elizabeth Stone
Among the Greeks and Romans they were made of boxwood, and in Egypt also of ivory.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
They were made of boxwood or maple.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 5" by Various
The boxwood she planted still grows there, as well as the flowers of her time.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
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In poetry:

The nightingale has a lyre of gold,
The lark's is a clarion-call,
And the blackbird plays but a boxwood flute,
But I love him best of all.
"The Nightingale Has A Lyre Of Gold" by William Ernest Henley
The nightingale has a lyre of gold,
The lark's is a clarion call,
And the blackbird plays but a boxwood flute,
But I love him best of all.
"The Blackbird" by William Ernest Henley

In news:

I've got boxwoods in my garden beds, but they are left unclipped and natural.
To prune dense shrubs, such as this dwarf yaupon holly or a boxwood, pull branches apart to clip random twigs.
Be on the lookout for boxwood blight.
Severe Pruning of Holly, Boxwood, Rhododendron, Yew .
For color, geranium and a Ti plant are featured in this area with Japanese boxwood, ivy and mahonia.
According to dispatchers, the fire was located at 1299 Boxwood Drive, around 9:30 a.m.
Extension agents warn that the deadly fungus could be spread by using boxwoods for Christmas decorations.
Fire crews battle house fire on Boxwood Drive in Garner.
Boxwood tips being inserted into sphagnum moss wrapped in the wreath frame.
Onondaga Garden Club is holding a luncheon to benefit their Boxwoods for Hospice Patients project from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Wednesday, Oct 17 at the Traditions at the Links, 5900 North Burdick St, East Syracuse.
Artificial Boxwood for Indoor /Outdoor Use for Home Owners.
Complainant states that an unknown person stole 11 plants, one Boxwood bush and one square Woodmen patio table from front porch.
We park in front of some tennis courts on a narrow street crowded with luxury vehicles before heading in to have breakfast at Tiny Boxwood's (3614 West Alabama, 713-622-4224).
Pair garden cuttings of kumquats with salal and boxwood.
Lifestyle expert Mar Jennings was back this morning with the essential starting point for any garden design: the boxwood.
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