ligneous

adjective
lig·ne·ous | \ ˈlig-nē-əs \

Definition of ligneous 

: of or resembling wood

First Known Use of ligneous

1626, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ligneous

Latin ligneus, from lignum wood, probably from legere to gather — more at legend

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