Definition of Turkish boxwood
1. Noun. 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.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Turkish Boxwood
Literary usage of Turkish boxwood
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Select Extra-tropical Plants, Readily Eligible for Industrial Culture Or by Ferdinand von Mueller (1888)
"... this may give a clue to the adaptability of many other kinds of woods in the large order of Ebenaceae as substitutes for the Turkish boxwood. ..."
2. Wood Using Industries of New Jersey by Albert Halsey Pierson (1914)
"Eight firms are concerned, and seven woods were reported, two of which are foreign, Turkish boxwood and West Indian boxwood. Both kinds of boxwood are used ..."
3. The Microscopy of Technical Products by Thomas Franz Hanausek (1907)
"126. West Indian Boxwood (Aspidosperma) and 127. Australian Boxwood (Pittosporum) are both yellow woods used as substitutes for true (Turkish) boxwood. 128. ..."
4. Lumber and Its Uses by Royal Shaw Kellogg (1919)
"TABLE 105 .factory Uses of Imported Woods Turkish boxwood Purpose Per Cent Whips, Canes, and Umbrellas 88 Firearms 6 Shuttles, Spools, and Bobbins 5 Other ..."
5. Transactions of the American Dental Association at Its ... Annual Session by American Dental Association (1897)
"Now if you want wood for wedges, nothing but the finest quality of Turkish boxwood is right for the purpose. Get the finest quality of Turkish ..."
6. Surveying the Record: North American Scientific Exploration to 1930 by Edward Carlos Carter (1999)
"... washed surface of Turkish boxwood, itself composed of smaller sections of wood secured together by a system of nuts and bolts. ..."