ligneous

ligneous

[lig-nee-uhs]
adjective
of the nature of or resembling wood; woody.

Origin:
1620–30; < Latin ligneus of wood. See lign-, -eous

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ligneous (ˈlɪɡnɪəs)
 
adj
of or resembling wood
 
[C17: from Latin ligneus, from lignum wood]

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ligneous
1620s, from L. ligneus, from lignum "wood" (see lecture).
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