- The fine hard-grained timber of the box, much used by wood-engravers and in the manufacture of musical and mathematical instruments, tool-handles, etc.
- The name given to several trees which have hard, compact wood, taking a fine polish: in the United States to <em>Cornus florida</em>, and in the West Indies to <em>Schœfferia frutescens, Vitex umbrosa</em>, and <em>Tecoma pentaphylla.</em> Some species of <em>Eucalyptus</em> and of <em>Tristania</em> are so called in Australia.
- The wood of the box (Buxus).
- The <xref>box tree</xref>, Buxus sempervirens.
- The hard, close-grained <xref>wood</xref> of this tree, used in delicate <xref>woodwork</xref> and in making <xref>inlays</xref>
- Any tree of genus <xref>Buxus</xref>.
- evergreen shrubs or small trees
- very hard tough close-grained light yellow wood of the box (particularly the common box); used in delicate woodwork: musical instruments and inlays and engraving blocks