box elder


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 suffruticosa), is much used
   for borders in gardens. The wood of the tree varieties, being
   very hard and smooth, is extensively used in the arts, as by
   turners, engravers, mathematical instrument makers, etc.
   [1913 Webster]

   Box elder, the ash-leaved maple (Negundo aceroides), of
      North America.

   Box holly, the butcher's broom (Russus aculeatus).

   Box thorn, a shrub (Lycium barbarum).

   Box tree, the tree variety of the common box.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Elder \El"der\, n. [OE. ellern, eller, AS. ellen, cf. LG.
   elloorn; perh. akin to OHG. holantar, holuntar, G. holunder;
   or perh. to E. alder, n.] (Bot.)
   A genus of shrubs (Sambucus) having broad umbels of white
   flowers, and small black or red berries.
   [1913 Webster]

   Note: The common North American species is {Sambucus
         Canadensis}; the common European species (S. nigra)
         forms a small tree. The red-berried elder is {S.
         pubens}. The berries are diaphoretic and aperient. The
         European elder (Sambucus nigra) is also called the
         elderberry, bourtree, Old World elder, {black
         elder}, and common elder.
         [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

   Box elder. See under 1st Box.

   Dwarf elder. See Danewort.

   Elder tree. (Bot.) Same as Elder. --Shak.

   Marsh elder, the cranberry tree Viburnum Opulus).
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