The root of the box tree, of which hafts for daggers were made.
- A sullen, angry, or indignant humor: "Slamming the door in Meg's face, Aunt March drove off in high dudgeon” ( Louisa May Alcott).
- Obsolete A kind of wood used in making knife handles.
- Archaic A dagger with a hilt made of this wood.
- Archaic The hilt of a dagger.