Boxwood



the hard, fine-grained, compact wood of the box shrub or tree, used for wood-engravers’ blocks, musical instruments, etc.
the tree or shrub itself.
Historical Examples

The Colonel of the Red Huzzars John Reed Scott
The Invention of Lithography Alois Senefelder
Honey-Sweet Edna Turpin
Paper and Printing Recipes J. Sawtelle Ford
Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers Silvio A. Bedini
The Life of the Fly J. Henri Fabre
A Book of Myths Jean Lang
Italian Harpsichord-Building in the 16th and 17th Centuries John D. Shortridge
Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers Silvio A. Bedini
Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885 Various

noun
the hard close-grained yellow wood of the box tree, used to make tool handles, small turned or carved articles, etc
the box tree

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