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woody

adjective uk   us   /ˈwʊd.i/

woody adjective (MATERIAL)

like wood, for example in taste or smell Woody plants have hard stems: The garden was overgrown with woody plants such as hawthorn and bramble.

woody adjective (GROUP OF TREES)

having many trees: They lived in a remote house set high on a woody hillside.
Translations of “woody”
in Chinese (Traditional) 材料, 像木頭的, (植物)木本的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 材料, 像木头的, (植物)木本的…
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