Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “boxwood”


noun [U] uk   /ˈbɒks.wʊd/ us    /ˈbɑːks-/
a hard wood that comes from a box tree: Boxwood is used for making small carved objects and tool handles.Types of wood
(Definition of boxwood from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of boxwood?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “boxwood”

Word of the Day


When birds roost, they go somewhere to rest or sleep.

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More