Definition of box elder in English:

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box elder


An American maple of damp soils that has leaves resembling the ash and green or purplish twigs.
  • Acer negundo, family Aceraceae.
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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Syllabification: box el·der

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