non·​woody | \ ˌnän-ˈwu̇-dē How to pronounce nonwoody (audio) \

Definition of nonwoody

1 : not of or containing wood or wood fibers nonwoody parts of plants
2 : not having woody parts nonwoody shrubs

Examples of nonwoody in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Damaged growth on herbaceous or nonwoody plants such as cannas, elephant ears, birds-of-paradise, begonias, impatiens, philodendron and gingers, can be pruned back to living tissue. Dan Gill,, "Dan Gill's mailbox: Go easy on the pruning for tropicals showing freeze damage," 22 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of nonwoody

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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27 Dec 2020

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“Nonwoody.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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