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

  • adj. Forming or consisting of wood; ligneous: woody tissue.
  • adj. Marked by the presence of wood or xylem: woody plants.
  • adj. Characteristic or suggestive of wood: a woody smell.
  • adj. Abounding in trees; wooded.
  • n. A station wagon with exterior wood paneling.
  • n. Vulgar Slang An erection of the penis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Abounding with wood or woods.
  • adj. Consisting of, or containing, wood or woody fiber; ligneous.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to woods; sylvan.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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


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wood +‎ -y



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  • See also tinny and gorn.

    February 21, 2011

  • In contrast to herbaceous.

    July 13, 2007