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woodland

[n. woo d-land, -luh nd; adj. woo d-luh nd] /n. ˈwʊdˌlænd, -lənd; adj. ˈwʊd lənd/
noun
1.
land covered with woods or trees.
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or inhabiting the woods; sylvan:
a woodland nymph.
Origin of woodland
900
before 900; Old English wuduland. See wood1, land

Woodland

[woo d-luh nd] /ˈwʊd lənd/
noun
1.
a city in N central California.
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  • Of Geirbald and Viglund the tale tells that they rode the woodland paths as speedily as they might.

    The House of the Wolfings William Morris
  • It was the Indian whoop, which her father had taught her in their woodland rambles at home.

    The Green Satin Gown Laura E. Richards
  • Down the woodland path they passed side by side, headed for the little station known as Stop 11.

    Queed Henry Sydnor Harrison
  • Stole on the winds through the woodland aisles like the breath of a censer.

    Poems William D. Howells
  • Have not you, too, wrought havoc among harmless broods and brought sorrow to feathered mothers and woodland homes?

    In New England Fields and Woods Rowland E. Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for woodland

woodland

/ˈwʊdlənd/
noun
1.
  1. land that is mostly covered with woods or dense growths of trees and shrubs
  2. (as modifier): woodland fauna
Derived Forms
woodlander, noun
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Word Origin and History for woodland
n.

Old English wudulond; see wood (n.) + land (n.).

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