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woodsy

[woo d-zee] /ˈwʊd zi/
adjective, woodsier, woodsiest.
1.
of, or characteristic or suggestive of, the woods:
a woodsy fragrance.
Origin of woodsy
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; wood1 + -s3 + -y1; cf. -sy
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  • The Ship Island region was as woodsy and tenantless as ever.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • In front of this woodsy background were the white tops of the wagons.

    Strange Stories of the Great Valley

    Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
  • Then you'll be glad to drift back to this woodsy hiding-place of ours.

    North of Fifty-Three

    Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • It is woodsy, and savors of the trees; it is an encampment among the maples.

    In the Catskills

    John Burroughs
  • At first it was very nice; sugary, with a fresh, woodsy flavour which was new to her.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • Having a "woodsy" look, it seems at home in semi-shaded positions, where it does well, but will thrive in full sun.

  • In that instant when her cheek had touched his rough tweed jacket, she had been sensible of that woodsy pipy fragrance.

    The Valiants of Virginia Hallie Erminie Rives
  • "These woodsy ones that aren't accustomed to bright sunshine may be sensitive to it," assented Ethel Blue.

    Ethel Morton's Enterprise Mabell S.C. Smith
  • When they returned to the inn, Mrs. Mavick began to rally Philip about his feminine taste in woodsy things.

    That Fortune Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for woodsy

woodsy

/ˈwʊdzɪ/
adjective woodsier, woodsiest
1.
(US & Canadian, informal) of, reminiscent of, or connected with woods: a woodsy mountain hideaway
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