(Wood"mon`ger) n. A wood seller. [Obs.]
(Wood"ness), n. [From Wood mad.] Anger; madness; insanity; rage. [Obs.] Spenser.
Woodness laughing in his rage.Chaucer.
(Wood"-note`) n. [Wood, n. + note.] A wild or natural note, as of a forest bird. [R.]
Or sweetest Shakespeare, fancy's child,Milton.
Warble his native wood-notes wild.
(Wood"peck`) n. (Zoöl.) A woodpecker. [Obs.]
(Wood"peck`er) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of scansorial birds belonging to
Picus and many allied genera of the family Picidæ.
These birds have the tail feathers pointed and rigid at the tip to aid in climbing, and a strong chisellike
bill with which they are able to drill holes in the bark and wood of trees in search of insect larvæ upon
which most of the species feed. A few species feed partly upon the sap of trees others spend a portion
of their time on the ground in search of ants and other insects.
The most common European species are the greater spotted woodpecker the lesser spotted woodpecker
(D. minor), and the green woodpecker, or yaffle
The best-known American species are the pileated woodpecker (see under Pileated), the ivory-billed
woodpecker (Campephilus principalis), which is one of the largest known species, the red-headed woodpecker,
or red-head the red- bellied woodpecker (M. Carolinus) the superciliary woodpecker the hairy woodpecker
the downy woodpecker the three-toed, woodpecker the golden-winged woodpecker and the sap suckers.
See also Carpintero.
Woodpecker hornbill (Zoöl.), a black and white Asiatic hornbill (Buceros pica) which resembles a woodpecker
(Wood"rock`) n. (Min.) A compact woodlike variety of asbestus.
(Wood"ruff` Wood"roof`) n. [AS. wudurofe. See Wood, n., and cf. Ruff a plaited collar.]
(Bot.) A little European herb (Asperula odorata) having a pleasant taste. It is sometimes used for flavoring
wine. See Illust. of Whorl.
(Wood"-sare`) n. [Wood + Prov. E. sare for sore.] (Bot.) A kind of froth seen on herbs.
(Wood"-sere`) n. The time when there no sap in the trees; the winter season. [Written also
wood- seer.] [Obs.] Tusser.
(Woods"man) n.; pl. Woodsmen A woodman; especially, one who lives in the forest.
(Wood's" met"al) A fusible alloy consisting of one or two parts of cadmium, two parts of
tin, four of lead, with seven or eight part of bismuth. It melts at from 66° to 71° C. See Fusible metal,
(Wood"stone`) n. (Min.) A striped variety of hornstone, resembling wood in appearance.
(Woods"y) a. Of or pertaining to the woods or forest. [Colloq. U. S.]
It [sugar making] is woodsy, and savors of trees.J. Burroughs.