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woodenhead (informal) a stupid or foolish person; blockhead; dolt.
wooden Indian a carved wooden statue of a standing American Indian brave, formerly placed as an advertisement in front of cigar stores.
woodenware bowls, platters, containers, and other useful or decorative objects that are made of wood.
wood ibis a very large white stork that has a featherless gray head, a thin downward-curving bill, and black wing patches, that is found in wetlands from the southern United States to South America and Africa.
woodland land covered with woods; forest. [2 definitions]
wood lot an area where trees are cultivated, esp. for firewood or lumber.
wood louse any of certain small terrestrial crustaceans that have seven pairs of legs and flat elliptical bodies, such as the sow bug.
woodman a woodsman.
woodnote a natural musical sound, such as the cry of a woodland bird or hum of an insect.
wood nymph in Greek and Roman mythology, any of the spirits or nymphs that live in the woods; dryad. [3 definitions]
woodpecker any of several related birds of various sizes that have a strong, chisel-like bill used to penetrate tree trunks, strong claws, and stiff tails adapted to climbing trees.
woodpile a stack of wood, esp. firewood.
wood pulp wood converted to pulp by physical or chemical means, used esp. in the making of paper.
Woodrow Wilson the 28th President of the United States (1913-1921), who initially kept the United States out of World War I and then, in his second term, asked Congress to declare war on Germany. After the war, Wilson was instrumental in the creation of the League of Nations, an organization dedicated to promoting world peace (b. 1856--d.1924).
woodruff any of several low-growing plants found in Europe and Asia that bear small, fragrant white flowers, and have narrow, whorled, fragrant leaves.
wood screw a sharply pointed screw designed to be used in wood.
woodshed a shed for storing firewood. [2 definitions]
woodsman a man who lives or works in the woods or is skilled at woodcraft.
wood sorrel any of various related, creeping, woodland plants of Europe and North America that have heart-shaped compound leaves, containing oxalic acid, and bear white, pink, or yellow flowers.
woodstove a stove, usu. connected to a chimney, that burns wood to provide heat.
woodsy of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or suggesting the woods.