Wood"y (?), a.


Abounding with wood or woods; as, woody land.

"The woody wilderness."


Secret shades Of woody Ida's inmost grove. Milton.


Consisting of, or containing, wood or woody fiber; ligneous; as, the woody parts of plants.


Of or pertaining to woods; sylvan.

[R.] "Woody nymphs, fair Hamadryades."


Woody fiber. Bot. (a) Fiber or tissue consisting of slender, membranous tubes tapering at each end. (b) A single wood cell. See under Wood. Goodale. -- Woody nightshade. Bot.. See Bittersweet, 3 (a). -- Woody pear Bot., the inedible, woody, pear-shaped fruit of several Australian proteaceous trees of the genus Xylomelum; -- called also wooden pear.


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