Definition of Buxus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Buxaceae.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Box Family, Buxaceae, Family Buxaceae
Member holonyms: Box, Boxwood
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Buxus
Literary usage of Buxus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Principal Species of Wood: Their Characteristic Properties by Charles Henry Snow (1908)
"(buxus, Cornus. etc.) (Guajacum.i The woods afforded by these trees are all ... The true boxwood (buxus sempervirens) attains to some size in Europe and ..."
2. The Flower Garden, Or, Breck's Book of Flowers: In which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1858)
"buxus sempervirens. — Garden Box. — This is a delicate shrub, which may be pruned to any shape to please the fancy. It is an evergreen, ..."
3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1887)
"... which forms occasionally dense thickets; also buxus sempervirens or the boxwood tree. ... buxus ..."
4. The plants of the Bible, trees and shrubs by John Hutton Balfour (1857)
"(buxus sempervirens.) " I will set in the desert the fir-tree, and the pine, and the box together. ... THE box-tree is the buxus sempervirens of botanists. ..."
5. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"On the Parbati, not far from the sacred hot spring of Mani Karan, there is a considerable supply of box (buxus sempervirens) " Shamshad" of the ..."