Definition of box elder in English:

box elder

Syllabification: box el·der

noun

  • An American maple of damp soils that has leaves resembling the ash and green or purplish twigs.
    • Acer negundo, family Aceraceae
    More example sentences
    • The floodplains contained cottonwood, willow, box elder, and soft maple.
    • Floodplain forest is thick with green ash, American elm, sycamore, cottonwood, and silver maple, with box elder near the water's edge.
    • In its natural state pin oak is found growing with red maple, green ash, box elder, sweet gum, and elm.

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