Buxus suffruticosa
Box Box (b[o^]ks), n. [As. box, L. buxus, fr. Gr. ?. See {Box} a case.] (Bot.) A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box ({Buxus sempervirens}) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box ({Buxus suffruticosa}), is much used for borders in gardens. The wood of the tree varieties, being very hard and smooth, is extensively used in the arts, as by turners, engravers, mathematical instrument makers, etc. [1913 Webster]

{Box elder}, the ash-leaved maple ({Negundo aceroides}), of North America.

{Box holly}, the butcher's broom ({Russus aculeatus}).

{Box thorn}, a shrub ({Lycium barbarum}).

{Box tree}, the tree variety of the common box. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Buxus sempervirens — Box Box (b[o^]ks), n. [As. box, L. buxus, fr. Gr. ?. See {Box} a case.] (Bot.) A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box ({Buxus sempervirens}) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box ({Buxus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buxus Sempervirens — Buxus sempervirens …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Buxus sempervirens — Buxus sempervirens …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Buxus — (B. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Euphorbiaceae Buxeae, zur Monocle Triandrie L., männliche Blüthen mit dreiblätterigem Kelche, zweiblätteriger Blumenkrone u. verkümmertem Fruchtknoten, weibliche Blüthen mit vierblätterigem Kelche,… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Buxus — L. (Buchsbaum, Buxbaum), Gattung der Buxazeen, kleine Sträucher, bisweilen baumartig, mit gegenständigen, ganzrandigen, lederartigen, immergrünen Blättern, seitenständigen Blütenköpfchen oder Ähren mit endständigen weiblichen Blüten und schwarzen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Buxus sempervirens — Buxus sempervirens …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Box — (b[o^]ks), n. [As. box, L. buxus, fr. Gr. ?. See {Box} a case.] (Bot.) A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box ({Buxus sempervirens}) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box ({Buxus suffruticosa}), is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Box elder — Box Box (b[o^]ks), n. [As. box, L. buxus, fr. Gr. ?. See {Box} a case.] (Bot.) A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box ({Buxus sempervirens}) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box ({Buxus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Box holly — Box Box (b[o^]ks), n. [As. box, L. buxus, fr. Gr. ?. See {Box} a case.] (Bot.) A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box ({Buxus sempervirens}) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box ({Buxus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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