box 3 (bŏks)
n. pl. box or box·es
a. Any of several evergreen shrubs or trees of the genus Buxus, especially the Eurasian species B. sempervirens, widely cultivated as a hedge plant and having opposite, leathery, dark green leaves and small whitish flowers.
b. The hard, light yellow wood of any of these plants, formerly widely used to make musical instruments, inlays, engraving blocks, and measuring instruments. Also called boxwood.
2. Any of various other shrubs or trees with similar foliage or timber, especially several types of eucalyptus.
[Middle English, from Old English, from Latin buxus, from Greek puxos.]
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