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woody

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adjective \ ˈwu̇-dē \

Definition of woody

woodier; woodiest
1 :abounding or overgrown with woods
2 a :of or containing wood or wood fibers :ligneous
  • woody tissues
b :having woody parts :rich in xylem and associated structures
  • woody plants
3 :characteristic of or suggestive of wood
  • wine with a woody flavor

woodiness

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Examples of woody in a Sentence

  1. a woody piece of land

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First Known Use of woody

12th century


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woody

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noun \ ˈwu̇-dē \
variants: or woodie

Definition of woody

plural woodies
:a wood-paneled station wagon

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Origin and Etymology of woody

alteration of 3wood


WOODY Defined for English Language Learners

woody

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adjective

Definition of woody for English Language Learners

  • : having stems and branches that are made of wood : made of wood

  • : similar to wood

  • : having many trees


WOODY Defined for Kids

woody

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adjective \ ˈwu̇-dē \

Definition of woody for Students

woodier; woodiest
1 :having or covered with trees
  • woody land
2 :of or containing wood or wood fibers
  • a woody stem
3 :very much like wood
  • a woody texture


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