Lig"ne*ous (?), a. [L. ligneus, fr. lignum wood. Cf. Lignous.]
Made of wood; consisting of wood; of the nature of, or resembling, wood; woody.
It should be tried with shoots of vines and roots of red roses; for it may be they, being of a more ligneous nature, will incorporate with the tree itself.
Ligneous marble, wood coated or prepared so as to resemble marble.
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