ligneous

[ lig-nee-uh s ]
/ ˈlɪg ni əs /

adjective

of the nature of or resembling wood; woody.

Origin of ligneous

First recorded in 1620–30, ligneous is from the Latin word ligneus of wood. See lign-, -eous
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ligneous

/ (ˈlɪɡnɪəs) /

adjective

of or resembling wood

Word Origin for ligneous

C17: from Latin ligneus, from lignum wood
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