Box-tree


Box-tree
   (Heb. teashshur), mentioned in Isa. 60:13; 41:19, was, according to some, a species of cedar growing in Lebanon. The words of Ezek. 27:6 literally translated are, "Thy benches they have made of ivory, the daughter of the ashur tree," i.e., inlaid with ashur wood. The ashur is the box-tree, and accordingly the Revised Version rightly reads "inlaid in box wood." This is the Buxus sempervirens of botanists. It is remarkable for the beauty of its evergreen foliage and for the utility of its hard and durable wood.

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Box tree — Box Box (b[o^]ks), n. [As. box, L. buxus, fr. Gr. ?. See {Box} a case.] (Bot.) A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box ({Buxus sempervirens}) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box ({Buxus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • box tree — paprastasis buksmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Buksmedinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Buxus sempervirens), paplitęs Europoje, vakarų Azijoje ir šiaurės Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Buxus… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • box tree —    This evergreen plant was formerly used at *funerals as a cheap substitute for the customary *rosemary or thyme (Vickery, 1995: 43). The mourners would each carry a sprig in the procession, and drop it into the grave; sprigs were also sometimes …   A Dictionary of English folklore

  • box tree — noun Any of several trees, of the genus Buxus, often used as a hedge and as a source of boxwood …   Wiktionary

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  • Sand-box tree — Sand Sand, n. [AS. sand; akin to D. zand, G. sand, OHG. sant, Icel. sandr, Dan. & Sw. sand, Gr. ?.] 1. Fine particles of stone, esp. of siliceous stone, but not reduced to dust; comminuted stone in the form of loose grains, which are not coherent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • giant box tree — balearinis buksmedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Buksmedinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Buxus balearica), paplitęs Viduržemio pajūrio sityje. atitikmenys: lot. Buxus balearica angl. Balearic boxwood; giant box tree; Minorca box; Spanish …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • out of one's box /tree — Phrs. See off of one s box …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • Box — (b[o^]ks), n. [As. box, L. buxus, fr. Gr. ?. See {Box} a case.] (Bot.) A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box ({Buxus sempervirens}) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box ({Buxus suffruticosa}), is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Box elder — Box Box (b[o^]ks), n. [As. box, L. buxus, fr. Gr. ?. See {Box} a case.] (Bot.) A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box ({Buxus sempervirens}) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box ({Buxus… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English