adjective Etymology: Latin ligneus, from lignum wood, probably from legere to gather — more at legend Date: 1626 of or resembling wood

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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

  • ligneous — woody, 1620s, from Fr. ligneux and directly from L. ligneus, from lignum wood, firewood (see LIGNI (Cf. ligni )) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ligneous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ consisting of or resembling wood. ORIGIN Latin ligneus relating to wood …   English terms dictionary

  • ligneous — [lig′nē əs] adj. [L ligneus < lignum, wood < * legnom, collected wood < base of legere, to collect: see LOGIC] of, or having the nature of, wood; woody …   English World dictionary

  • ligneous — adj. [L. lignum, wood] Of or like wood; woody …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • ligneous — /lig nee euhs/, adj. of the nature of or resembling wood; woody. [1620 30; < L ligneus of wood. See LIGN , EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ligneous — adjective a) Of, or resembling wood; woody. b) Containing lignin or xylem …   Wiktionary

  • ligneous — Woody; having a woody feeling. [L. ligneus, wooden, fr. lignum, wood] * * * lig·ne·ous (ligґne əs) woody; having a wooden feeling …   Medical dictionary

  • ligneous — lig|ne|ous [ lıgniəs ] adjective TECHNICAL made of wood, or similar in appearance to wood …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ligneous — lig·ne·ous || lɪgnɪəs adj. resembling wood; woody, made of wood …   English contemporary dictionary

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