from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to, characteristic of, or suggestive of the woods.
  • adjective Informal Rustic or outdoorsy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Belonging to or associated with woods; peculiar to or characteristic of woods: as, a woodsy stream; a woodsy flavor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Colloq. U. S. Of or pertaining to the woods or forest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, relating to, or suggestive of woods
  • adjective having many trees

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

  • adjective characteristic or suggestive of woods
  • adjective abounding in trees


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  • Equally important: "No 'woodsy' scented sachet in my Levi's."

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  • Now, try as he would, he could not rid himself of the habit, and, as he pushed his way among the dark underbrush of creeks, he was always thinking that she, too, would love that "woodsy" smell; that she, too, would find delight in the frozen waterfalls and the awesome stillness of the snow-laden pines.

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  • But he had Christmas all right, you bet: a tree that went to the ceiling (he helped to cut it down himself); all the house 'woodsy' with wreaths and berries and fires, -- real fires where you could pop corn and roast apples.

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  • She listened with a faint smile, enjoyed the "woodsy" smell of the green things, and wondered if they had nice picnics in Heaven, being sorry that Billy had missed them here.

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  • Having a "woodsy" look, it seems at home in semi-shaded positions, where it does well, but will thrive in full sun.

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  • I didn't get to peek at the G8 lunch room, but I'm told actual canoes, artisan canoe makers on hand to talk about their work, children's artwork from Muskoka and a decorative charger plate made from crosscut wood contributed to a "woodsy" theme. - Home Page 2010

  • In a recession, extras such as woodsy lawn ornaments and home improvement projects often get the back burner, and many of the 200 vendors at the show have felt the pinch of the past year.

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  • "We remarked that this didn't feel like a" woodsy "hike but the payoff is a cute little cabin at the small summit lookout."

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  • "We remarked that this didn't feel like a" woodsy "hike but the payoff is a cute little cabin at the small summit lookout."

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