non·​woody ˌnän-ˈwu̇-dē How to pronounce nonwoody (audio)
: not of or containing wood or wood fibers
nonwoody parts of plants
: 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,, 22 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of nonwoody was in 1900

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“Nonwoody.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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