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- n. The state of being woody
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being woody.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being woody.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of abounding in trees
- n. texture produced by the fibers in wood
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I did get into the hang of trying it, working past the bitterness and tasting the flavors of peppery woodiness.
It's quite mild for a cognac, with notes of orange peel and bread tempering the woodiness, and surprisingly little alcoholic burn on the finish.
There's lots of woodiness to go with the notes of vanilla, dark fruits, banana, tobacco and cinnamon to name a few, but the wood complements the other flavors rather than overwhelming them.
It's very sweet when it first hits the taste buds, redolent of citrus and caramel, before morphing into woody smokiness (or is it smoky woodiness?) and finally climaxing (believe me, that's the right word for it) in an insanely long, succulent, dry finish.
Throughout a program that included music by Lully, Campra, Muffat, Guillemain, Aubert and, of course, Vivaldi, the ensemble's sound had a warm woodiness about it -- the product of gut strings and more loosely strung baroque bows -- that projected intimacy and a French-friendly personal quality.
Well, I didn't follow my instincts and decided to toss in the epazote a Mexican herb I've never worked with into the pot, despite its twiggy woodiness.
The chairs needed to be moved out while the low area could be built up by adding weeds and trimmings from the garden that were not suitable for the compost bin due to seeds or woodiness.
The overall effect is complex: the blend moves suprisingly smoothly from sweet-n-sour gourmandness, to verdant spiciness, to rich, musky, mossy woodiness.
The contrast is between the untamed wildness, greenness and woodiness of windswept roses from an untended garden, on the on hand, and, on the other hand, the exquisite, mannered, Ladurée-evoking gourmandness.
It has none of the arid woodiness of the former and, altough it retains the overall dry quality of the blend, is a touch sweeter and "creamier"-smelling.