\ˈwu̇d-zē \
woodsier; woodsiest

Definition of woodsy 

: characteristic or suggestive of woods the woodsy flavor of mushrooms

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Mountainous and woodsy, New Hampshire is blessed with seemingly endless parklands for experiencing fall foliage, on foot and behind the wheel. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "Beautiful Places to See New England Fall Foliage This Year," 5 Oct. 2018 The main living areas are defined by a true open plan, soaring ceilings, stone floors, and full walls of windows, which help bring in the woodsy surrounding landscape. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "’70s weekend home built by developer John Tishman asks $1.3M," 20 July 2018 The woodsy cabin’s luxury amenities include a wine cooler and even a room hidden behind a bookshelf. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "United Auto Workers vs. Workers," 1 Nov. 2018 Either way, any pile of living or once-living ingredients eventually becomes compost, recognizable as a dark brown, crumbly fudge with a woodsy smell. Lee Reich, The Seattle Times, "Fall is the perfect time to build a compost bin," 16 Oct. 2018 The wintery, woodsy aroma of the Idaho balsam fir essential oil will help recall the reason for the season, and soft, sweet cedarwood is an earthy complement to brighter aromas. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "These Essential Oils Will Make Your Entire Home Smell Like Christmas," 14 Oct. 2018 Where to sleep: Saikan shukubo, a quiet temple-lodge atop woodsy Mount Haguro, has private rooms and vegan shojin-ryori dinners. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, "Slow Skiing in Japan's Deep North," 11 Oct. 2018 When paired with Olio Maestro's palm-sized suction cup, this woodsy-scented oil, laced with grapefruit peel and spearmint, rivals even the best lymphatic drainage massage. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "9 Fall Skin-Care Products For a Filter-Free Glow," 27 Sep. 2018 Want to flee the city and wake up to woodsy river views every day? Megan Barber, Curbed, "Midcentury fixer upper right outside of NYC asks $469K," 29 Aug. 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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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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