Ligneous marble
Ligneous Lig"ne*ous (l[i^]g"n[-e]*[u^]s), a. [L. ligneus, fr. lignum wood. Cf. {Lignous}.] Made of wood; consisting of wood; of the nature of, or resembling, wood; woody. [1913 Webster]

It should be tried with shoots of vines and roots of red roses; for it may be they, being of a moreligneous nature, will incorporate with the tree itself. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

{Ligneous marble}, wood coated or prepared so as to resemble marble. [1913 Webster]


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  • Ligneous — Lig ne*ous (l[i^]g n[ e]*[u^]s), a. [L. ligneus, fr. lignum wood. Cf. {Lignous}.] Made of wood; consisting of wood; of the nature of, or resembling, wood; woody. [1913 Webster] It should be tried with shoots of vines and roots of red roses; for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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