1. Abounding with wood or woods; as, woody land. “The woody wilderness.”
Of woody Ida's inmost grove. --Milton.
2. Consisting of, or containing, wood or woody fiber; ligneous; as, the woody parts of plants.
3. 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.
n : poisonous perennial Old World vine having violet flowers and
oval coral-red berries; widespread weed in North America
[syn: bittersweet, bittersweet nightshade, climbing
nightshade, deadly nightshade, poisonous nightshade,