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Definition of box
- 2any of a number of trees which have timber or foliage similar to that of the box tree, in particular:
- several Australian eucalyptus trees (genus Eucalyptus, family Myrtaceae). the tropical American Venezuelan (or West Indian) box (Casearia praecox, family Flacourtiaceae), the timber of which has now largely replaced that of the European box.
Old English, via Latin from Greek puxos