V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: wooden, made of wood, or similar to wood

Synonyms: woody, wooden, wood-like

Antonyms: metallic

Tips: Ligneous is a technical term for anything made of wood or having the look or texture of wood. It is less frequently heard in conversational settings than in formal, technical ones.

Usage Examples:

This petrified, ligneous formation is centuries old. (wooden)

The newly-discovered plant has a ligneous stem and vine-like branches. (woody, wood-like)

This ligneous figurine was carved by a skilled craftsman. (wooden)

Although the ligneous table appears to be solid pine, it's actually made of plywood. (wood-like, wooden)

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