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woodland

[noun woo d-land, -luh nd; adjective woo d-luh nd]
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noun
  1. land covered with woods or trees.
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or inhabiting the woods; sylvan: a woodland nymph.
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Origin of woodland

before 900; Old English wuduland. See wood1, land

Woodland

[woo d-luh nd]
noun
  1. a city in N central California.
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  • "It is well," said he, and with a shake of the bridle rode on down the woodland path.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • It was the Indian whoop, which her father had taught her in their woodland rambles at home.

    The Green Satin Gown

    Laura E. Richards

  • There was nothing and no one in sight yet amid the woodland shadows.

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • Slowly the glowing light vanished behind a bluff of woodland.

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • Stole on the winds through the woodland aisles like the breath of a censer.

    Poems

    William D. Howells


British Dictionary definitions for woodland

woodland

noun
    1. land that is mostly covered with woods or dense growths of trees and shrubs
    2. (as modifier)woodland fauna
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Derived Formswoodlander, noun
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Word Origin and History for woodland

n.

Old English wudulond; see wood (n.) + land (n.).

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