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

  • adjective Forming or consisting of wood; ligneous.
  • adjective Marked by the presence of wood or xylem.
  • adjective Characteristic or suggestive of wood.
  • adjective Abounding in trees; wooded.
  • noun A station wagon with exterior wood paneling.
  • noun Vulgar Slang An erection of the penis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Abounding with wood; wooded: as, woody land; a woody region.
  • Pertaining or belonging to the woods; dwelling or situated in the woods; peculiar to a wood or forest; sylvan; woodland; woodsy.
  • Consisting of or containing wood; ligneous: as, the woody parts of plants.
  • Peculiar to or characteristic of wood: as, a woody scent or flavor.

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

  • adjective Abounding with wood or woods.
  • adjective Consisting of, or containing, wood or woody fiber; ligneous.
  • adjective rare Of or pertaining to woods; sylvan.
  • adjective (Bot.) A single wood cell. See under Wood.
  • adjective (Bot.) See Bittersweet, 3 (a).
  • adjective (Bot.) the inedible, woody, pear-shaped fruit of several Australian proteaceous trees of the genus Xylomelum; -- called also wooden pear.

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

  • adjective Covered in woods; wooded.
  • adjective obsolete Belonging to the woods; sylvan.
  • adjective Made of wood, or having wood-like properties.
  • adjective botany Non-herbaceous.
  • adjective botany Lignified: "the woody parts of a plant".
  • noun A station wagon that has a retro wooden exterior, often associated with Southern California surfing culture.
  • noun informal an erection.

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

  • adjective made hard like wood as the result of the deposition of lignin in the cell walls
  • adjective made of or containing or resembling wood
  • adjective abounding in trees


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  • In contrast to herbaceous.

    July 13, 2007

  • See also tinny and gorn.

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