1 [wood-ee]
adjective, woodier, woodiest.
abounding with woods; wooded.
belonging or pertaining to the woods; sylvan.
consisting of or containing wood; ligneous.
resembling wood, as in appearance, texture, or toughness: a woody vegetable.

1325–75; Middle English; see wood1, -y1

woodiness, noun
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woody (ˈwʊdɪ)
adj , woodier, woodiest
1.  abounding in or covered with forest or woods
2.  connected with, belonging to, or situated in a wood
3.  consisting of or containing wood or lignin: woody tissue; woody stems
4.  resembling wood in hardness or texture

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masc. proper name, from Ger. Hermann, from O.H.G. Hariman, lit. "man of war, warrior," from hari "host, army" + man "man."
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wood   (wd)  Pronunciation Key 
The thick xylem of trees and shrubs, resulting from secondary growth by the vascular cambium, which produces new layers of living xylem. The accumulated living xylem is the sapwood. The older, dead xylem in the interior of the tree forms the heartwood. Often each cycle of growth of new wood is evident as a growth ring. The main components of wood are cellulose and lignin.

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