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ligneous

[lig-nee-uh s] /ˈlɪg ni əs/
adjective
1.
of the nature of or resembling wood; woody.
Origin
1620-1630
1620-30; < Latin ligneus of wood. See lign-, -eous
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ligneous

/ˈlɪɡnɪəs/
adjective
1.
of or resembling wood
Word Origin
C17: from Latin ligneus, from lignum wood
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Word Origin and History for ligneous
adj.

"woody," 1620s, from French ligneux and directly from Latin ligneus, from lignum "wood, firewood" (see ligni-).

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