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- 2any of a number of trees that have wood or foliage similar to 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 wood of which has now largely replaced that of the European box.
Old English, via Latin from Greek puxos