- of the nature of or resembling wood; woody.
Origin of ligneous
Related Words for ligneousboard, frame, log, peg, plant, slab, timber, woody, clapboard, ligneous, timbered, sylvan, wooded, wooden, arboraceous, xyloid
Examples from the Web for ligneous
Historical Examples of ligneous
The list of the sites that suit her would almost form a complete catalogue of the ligneous flora.
Ligneous, or woody tissue (lignin) is indurated cellulose, hardened by age.The Stock-Feeder's Manual
Charles Alexander Cameron
The outside of the durian is ligneous and is covered with strong prickles of nearly an inch long.My Friends the Savages
Giovanni Battista Cerruti
Everywhere else is the ligneous fence, generally too hard and thick to break through.
With the diminished moisture the green gardens of France are replaced in Gobi by ligneous plants covered with a gray down.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)
John William Draper
- of or resembling wood
Word Origin for ligneous
Word Origin and History for ligneous
"woody," 1620s, from French ligneux and directly from Latin ligneus, from lignum "wood, firewood" (see ligni-).