Words related to wood

woodland (n.)
Old English wudulond; see wood (n.) + land (n.). As an adjective from mid-14c.
woodlouse (n.)
also wood-louse, 1610s, from wood (n.) + louse (n.). So called from being found in old wood.
woodpecker (n.)
1520s, from wood (n.) + pecker.
woodshed (n.)

"shed for keeping wood as fuel," 1799, from wood (n.) + shed (n.1). Sometimes a euphemism for "outhouse." Figuratively, as the place for private punishment, by 1907, American English colloquial.

woodsman (n.)
1680s, from woods (see wood (n.)) + man (n.). Earlier was woodman (early 15c.).
woodsy (adj.)
1848, American English, from woods (see wood (n.)) + -y (2).
woodwind (n.)
1876, from wood (n.) + wind (n.1) in the musical instrument sense. Related: Woodwinds.
woodwork (n.)
"article made of wood," 1640s, from wood (n.) + work (n.). Especially applied to wooden details of a house, hence figurative use of to come (or crawl) out of the woodwork, by 1960, suggestive of cockroaches, etc.
woody (adj.)
late 14c., "overgrown with trees and shrubs," from wood (n.) + -y (2). Of plants, "having a stem of wood," from 1570s. Related: Woodiness. Old English had wudulic. As a name for a kind of station wagon with wood panels, by 1961, U.S. surfer slang (real wood exterior panels were rare after 1951 and the last use of real wood was in the 1953 Buick Roadmaster Estate Wagon). Slang meaning "erection" attested by 1990 (for hardness).

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