Definition of Common box

1. Noun. Large slow-growing evergreen shrub or small tree with multiple stems; extensively used for hedges or borders and topiary figures.

Exact synonyms: Buxus Sempervirens, European Box
Generic synonyms: Box, Boxwood

Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Box

common bearberry
common beech
common beet
common bile duct
common bile duct calculi
common bile duct diseases
common bile duct neoplasms
common birch
common bird cherry
common blackfish
common blue
common blues
common bog rosemary
common boneset
common booklouse
common box (current term)
common brant goose
common broom
common bullfinch
common bullfinches
common burdock
common buzzard
common buzzards
common calamint
common camas
common canary
common caper
common cardinal vein
common carline thistle

Literary usage of Common box

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"It collects some dirt which should be washed off. 193. Skylights Not in Plane of Roof. 193d. common box Skylights.—common box skylights are better than the ..."

2. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Tasteby Luther Tucker by Luther Tucker (1852)
"I have not been able to find in your pages anything about it, excepting the manner of propagating the dwarf variety— which I suppose to be the common Box. ..."

3. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1838)
"The wood is said to be of a brighter yellow than that of the common box. ... Cuttings will also succeed, if treated like those of the common box. ..."

4. Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences: Being Record of the Progress by William Newton, Charles Frederick Partington (1848)
"... acting in combination with common box-springs, as above described. Thirdly,—the hanging or suspending of the window-sashes or blinds of the doors and ..."

5. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"The leaves are larger than those of the common Box, and when exposed to the sun are of a lighter green, but it only succeeds well in warm well- sheltered ..."

6. The English Flower Garden: Design, Arrangement and Plans Followed by a by William Robinson (1895)
"The following are the kinds :— The common box (Buxus semper- virens). ... The leaves are larger than those of the common Box, and when exposed to the sun ..."

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