\ˈwu̇d-zē \
woodsier; woodsiest

Definition of woodsy 

: characteristic or suggestive of woods the woodsy flavor of mushrooms

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These are gorgeous around the holidays and all year—particularly the woodsy ones that will have your home smelling of Juniper. Gina Tomaine, Good Housekeeping, "13 Best Natural Candles You'll Actually Be Proud To Gift This Year," 10 Nov. 2017 All the same, Mr. Nilsson’s hallmarks abound: Beds of forest moss, modest wooden spoons, and whimsical dishware suggest a woodsy fairy tale. New York Times, "A Destination Restaurant in Remote Sweden Gets a Pop-Up Pairing," 10 Mar. 2018 Flagstaff: Kachina Trail This high-country ramble delivers a big-mountain experience with no real climbing, bless its woodsy heart. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "10 best hikes in Arizona show off state's diverse scenery," 13 July 2018 Location: 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky This park in Stanton contains several scenic woodsy areas to climb, hike and camp. Zahria Rogers, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky's 7 best parks and recreation areas that you have to explore," 29 June 2018 The gin and tonic candle is woodsier and smells like soothing herbs. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "Jersey-made candles smell like brunch, gin and tonic," 7 June 2018 Much of the movie, especially in the early, woodsy section, is essentially wordless. Peter Rainer, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Leave No Trace' shows empathy for those on the fringes of society," 29 June 2018 If a soap smells woodsy but has neutral packaging, most of us probably make a snap judgement: This is a man’s soap. Adam Hurly, GQ, "7 Beauty Products You Should Definitely Steal from Your Lady Friend's Cabinet," 31 May 2018 Among the appetizers, the clear standout was polenta profumo del bosco — crunchy fried triangles of soft-inside polenta with a bright corn flavor, topped with intensely woodsy mushrooms cooked in cream. Kate Washington, sacbee, "It's not flashy or splashy, but Roseville's Ciao excels at cooking classic Italian," 8 June 2018

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of woodsy

: having many trees : covered with trees

: relating to or suggesting the forest


\ˈwu̇d-zē \
woodsier; woodsiest

Kids Definition of woodsy

: being, located in, or suggesting woodland a woodsy smell

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