Woody pear
Woody Wood"y, a. 1. Abounding with wood or woods; as, woody land. ``The woody wilderness.'' --Bryant. [1913 Webster]

Secret shades Of woody Ida's inmost grove. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Consisting of, or containing, wood or woody fiber; ligneous; as, the woody parts of plants. [1913 Webster]

3. Of or pertaining to woods; sylvan. [R.] ``Woody nymphs, fair Hamadryades.'' --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • woody pear — noun tree bearing pear shaped fruit with a thick woody epicarp • Syn: ↑native pear, ↑Xylomelum pyriforme • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Xylomelum, ↑genus Xylomelum …   Useful english dictionary

  • woody pear — /wʊdi ˈpɛə / (say woodee pair) noun 1. a shrub or small tree, Xylomelum pyriforme, family Probeaceae, found growing on sandy soils in eastern Australia. 2. the hard, beaked woody fruit of this plant. Also, wooden pear …   Australian English dictionary

  • Woody — Wood y, a. 1. Abounding with wood or woods; as, woody land. The woody wilderness. Bryant. [1913 Webster] Secret shades Of woody Ida s inmost grove. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Consisting of, or containing, wood or woody fiber; ligneous; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Woody fiber — Woody Wood y, a. 1. Abounding with wood or woods; as, woody land. The woody wilderness. Bryant. [1913 Webster] Secret shades Of woody Ida s inmost grove. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Consisting of, or containing, wood or woody fiber; ligneous; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Woody nightshade — Woody Wood y, a. 1. Abounding with wood or woods; as, woody land. The woody wilderness. Bryant. [1913 Webster] Secret shades Of woody Ida s inmost grove. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Consisting of, or containing, wood or woody fiber; ligneous; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pear — /pɛə / (say pair) noun 1. the edible fruit, typically rounded but elongated and growing smaller towards the stem, of a tree, Pyrus communis, familiar in cultivation. 2. the tree itself. 3. → prickly pear. 4. any of several native plants or trees… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wooden pear — Woody Wood y, a. 1. Abounding with wood or woods; as, woody land. The woody wilderness. Bryant. [1913 Webster] Secret shades Of woody Ida s inmost grove. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Consisting of, or containing, wood or woody fiber; ligneous; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • native pear — noun tree bearing pear shaped fruit with a thick woody epicarp • Syn: ↑woody pear, ↑Xylomelum pyriforme • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑Xylomelum, ↑genus Xylomelum …   Useful english dictionary

  • wooden pear — /wʊdn ˈpɛə/ (say woodn pair) noun → woody pear …   Australian English dictionary

  • Callery Pear — Pyrus calleryana[1] …   Wikipedia

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