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English definition of “woods”


plural noun  /wʊdz/ (also wood,  /wʊd/)
an area of land covered with a thick growth of trees: Shaded from the sun, the woods were cool and quiet. wooded    /ˈwʊd·ɪd/ adjective The house stood on a wooded hillside.
(Definition of woods plural noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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