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Definition of "ligneous" [lig•ne•ous]

  • Consisting of or having the texture or appearance of wood; woody. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ligneous" in a sentence
  • "And in the land and beneath it put he crude oil, grades one through six; and natural gas put he thereunder, and prehistoric carboniferous forests yielding anthracite and other ligneous matter; and all these called he Resources; and he made them Abundant."
  • "The manufacture of a hand-saw cost infinite trouble, but at last an instrument was obtained which, when vigorously handled, could divide the ligneous fibers of the wood."
  • "These trees produce ligneous roots which, when cooked, are excellent; from them, by fermentation, a very agreeable liquor is made."