Definition of buxus
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LNS
buxus, buxī
buxus
πύξος
noun (f., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. the pale, evergreen box-tree
  2. things made of boxwood, a pipe or flute
Abbreviations
buxus, i, f., = πύξος (cf. Prisc. p. 549, and the letter B). Lit., the pale, evergreen box-tree, Enn. ap. Phylarg. l. l.: buxus densa foliis, Ov. A. A. 3, 691: crispata, Claud. Rapt. Pros. 2, 110: horrida, id. ib. 2, 268: perpetuo virens, Ov. M. 10, 97; Plin. 16, 43, 84, § 230; for its natural history, v. Plin. 16, 16, 28, § 70 sq.

— For things made of boxwood (cf. Plin. 16, 36, 66, § 172), a pipe or flute: tympana vos buxasque vocant Berecyntia. Verg. A. 9, 619 Forbig. ad loc.; Ov. M. 4, 30; Stat. Th. 2, 77; 9, 480; Claud. in Eutr. 2, 286; id. Rapt. Pros. 1, 209; 3, 130.
 
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