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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Land having a cover of trees and shrubs.
  • adj. Of, relating to, or constituting woodland.
  • adj. Living, growing, or present in woodland: woodland flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. land covered with woody vegetation.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to a creature or object growing, living, or existing in a woodland
  • adj. Having the character of a woodland

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to woods or woodland; living in the forest; sylvan.
  • n. Land covered with wood or trees; forest; land on which trees are allowed to grow, either for fuel or timber.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Land covered with wood, or land on which trees are suffered to grow, either for fuel or for timber.
  • n. Synonyms Woods, Park, etc. See forest.
  • Of, peculiar to, or inhabiting the woods; sylvan: as, woodland echoes; woodland songsters.
  • n. In forestry. See forest, 1.
  • n. In phytogeography, a vegetation composed of woody plants, regarded by Schimper as one of three grand types of climatic formation (compare grass-land, 2, and desert ).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. land that is covered with trees and shrubs

Etymologies

wood +‎ land (Wiktionary)

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  • Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
    Is hung with bloom along the bough,
    And stands about the woodland ride
    Wearing white for Eastertide.

    Now, of my threescore years and ten,
    Twenty will not come again,
    And take from seventy springs a score,
    It only leaves me fifty more.

    And since to look at things in bloom
    Fifty springs are little room,
    About the woodlands I will go
    To see the cherry hung with snow.

    --A.E. Housman, A Shropshire Lad, 1896

    June 20, 2011