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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wood \Wood\, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG.
     witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. &
     Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.]
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     1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove;
        -- frequently used in the plural.
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              Light thickens, and the crow
              Makes wing to the rooky wood.         --Shak.
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     2. The substance of trees and the like; the hard fibrous
        substance which composes the body of a tree and its
        branches, and which is covered by the bark; timber. "To
        worship their own work in wood and stone for gods."
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     3. (Bot.) The fibrous material which makes up the greater
        part of the stems and branches of trees and shrubby
        plants, and is found to a less extent in herbaceous stems.
        It consists of elongated tubular or needle-shaped cells of
        various kinds, usually interwoven with the shinning bands
        called silver grain.
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     Note: Wood consists chiefly of the carbohydrates cellulose
           and lignin, which are isomeric with starch.
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     4. Trees cut or sawed for the fire or other uses.
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     Wood acid, Wood vinegar (Chem.), a complex acid liquid
        obtained in the dry distillation of wood, and containing
        large quantities of acetic acid; hence, specifically,
        acetic acid. Formerly called pyroligneous acid.
     Wood+anemone+(Bot.),+a+delicate+flower+({Anemone+nemorosa">Wood anemone (Bot.), a delicate flower ({Anemone nemorosa)
        of early spring; -- also called windflower. See Illust.
        of Anemone.
     Wood+ant+(Zool.),+a+large+ant+({Formica+rufa">Wood ant (Zool.), a large ant ({Formica rufa) which lives
        in woods and forests, and constructs large nests.
     Wood apple (Bot.). See Elephant apple, under Elephant.
     Wood baboon (Zool.), the drill.
     Wood betony. (Bot.)
        (a) Same as Betony.
        (b) The common American lousewort ({Pedicularis
            Canadensis), a low perennial herb with yellowish or
            purplish flowers.
     Wood borer. (Zool.)
        (a) The larva of any one of numerous species of boring
            beetles, esp. elaters, longicorn beetles,
            buprestidans, and certain weevils. See Apple borer,
            under Apple, and Pine weevil, under Pine.
        (b) The larva of any one of various species of
            lepidopterous insects, especially of the clearwing
            moths, as the peach-tree borer (see under Peach),
            and of the goat moths.
        (c) The larva of various species of hymenopterous of the
            tribe Urocerata. See Tremex.
        (d) Any one of several bivalve shells which bore in wood,
            as the teredos, and species of Xylophaga.
        (e) Any one of several species of small Crustacea, as the
            Limnoria, and the boring amphipod ({Chelura
     Wood carpet, a kind of floor covering made of thin pieces
        of wood secured to a flexible backing, as of cloth.
     Wood cell (Bot.), a slender cylindrical or prismatic cell
        usually tapering to a point at both ends. It is the
        principal constituent of woody fiber.
     Wood choir, the choir, or chorus, of birds in the woods.
        [Poetic] --Coleridge.
     Wood coal, charcoal; also, lignite, or brown coal.
     Wood cricket (Zool.), a small European cricket ({Nemobius
     Wood culver (Zool.), the wood pigeon.
     Wood cut, an engraving on wood; also, a print from such an
     Wood dove (Zool.), the stockdove.
     Wood drink, a decoction or infusion of medicinal woods.
     Wood duck (Zool.)
        (a) A very beautiful American duck ({Aix sponsa). The
            male has a large crest, and its plumage is varied with
            green, purple, black, white, and red. It builds its
            nest in trees, whence the name. Called also bridal
            duck, summer duck, and wood widgeon.
        (b) The hooded merganser.
        (c) The Australian maned goose ({Chlamydochen jubata).
     Wood echo, an echo from the wood.
     Wood engraver.
        (a) An engraver on wood.
        (b) (Zool.) Any of several species of small beetles whose
            larvae bore beneath the bark of trees, and excavate
            furrows in the wood often more or less resembling
            coarse engravings; especially, Xyleborus
     Wood engraving.
        (a) The act or art engraving on wood; xylography.
        (b) An engraving on wood; a wood cut; also, a print from
            such an engraving.
     Wood fern. (Bot.) See Shield fern, under Shield.
     Wood fiber.
        (a) (Bot.) Fibrovascular tissue.
        (b) Wood comminuted, and reduced to a powdery or dusty
     Wood fretter (Zool.), any one of numerous species of
        beetles whose larvae bore in the wood, or beneath the
        bark, of trees.
     Wood frog (Zool.), a common North American frog ({Rana
        sylvatica) which lives chiefly in the woods, except
        during the breeding season. It is drab or yellowish brown,
        with a black stripe on each side of the head.
     Wood germander. (Bot.) See under Germander.
     Wood god, a fabled sylvan deity.
     Wood grass. (Bot.) See under Grass.
     Wood grouse. (Zool.)
        (a) The capercailzie.
        (b) The spruce partridge. See under Spruce.
     Wood guest (Zool.), the ringdove. [Prov. Eng.]
     Wood hen. (Zool.)
        (a) Any one of several species of Old World short-winged
            rails of the genus Ocydromus, including the weka and
            allied species.
        (b) The American woodcock.
     Wood hoopoe (Zool.), any one of several species of Old
        World arboreal birds belonging to Irrisor and allied
        genera. They are closely allied to the common hoopoe, but
        have a curved beak, and a longer tail.
     Wood ibis (Zool.), any one of several species of large,
        long-legged, wading birds belonging to the genus
        Tantalus. The head and neck are naked or scantily
        covered with feathers. The American wood ibis ({Tantalus
        loculator) is common in Florida.
     Wood lark (Zool.), a small European lark ({Alauda
        arborea), which, like, the skylark, utters its notes
        while on the wing. So called from its habit of perching on
     Wood laurel (Bot.), a European evergreen shrub ({Daphne
     Wood leopard (Zool.), a European spotted moth ({Zeuzera
        aesculi) allied to the goat moth. Its large fleshy larva
        bores in the wood of the apple, pear, and other fruit
     Wood lily (Bot.), the lily of the valley.
     Wood lock (Naut.), a piece of wood close fitted and
        sheathed with copper, in the throating or score of the
        pintle, to keep the rudder from rising.
     Wood louse (Zool.)
        (a) Any one of numerous species of terrestrial isopod
            Crustacea belonging to Oniscus, Armadillo, and
            related genera. See Sow bug, under Sow, and Pill
            bug, under Pill.
        (b) Any one of several species of small, wingless,
            pseudoneuropterous insects of the family Psocidae,
            which live in the crevices of walls and among old
            books and papers. Some of the species are called also
            book lice, and deathticks, or deathwatches.
     Wood mite (Zool.), any one of numerous small mites of the
        family Oribatidae. They are found chiefly in woods, on
        tree trunks and stones.
     Wood mote. (Eng. Law)
        (a) Formerly, the forest court.
        (b) The court of attachment.
     Wood nettle. (Bot.) See under Nettle.
     Wood nightshade (Bot.), woody nightshade.
     Wood nut (Bot.), the filbert.
     Wood nymph. (a) A nymph inhabiting the woods; a fabled
        goddess of the woods; a dryad. "The wood nymphs, decked
        with daisies trim." --Milton.
        (b) (Zool.) Any one of several species of handsomely
            colored moths belonging to the genus Eudryas. The
            larvae are bright-colored, and some of the species, as
            Eudryas grata, and Eudryas unio, feed on the
            leaves of the grapevine.
        (c) (Zool.) Any one of several species of handsomely
            colored South American humming birds belonging to the
            genus Thalurania. The males are bright blue, or
            green and blue.
     Wood offering, wood burnt on the altar.
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              We cast the lots . . . for the wood offering. --Neh.
                                                    x. 34.
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     Wood oil (Bot.), a resinous oil obtained from several East
        Indian trees of the genus Dipterocarpus, having
        properties similar to those of copaiba, and sometimes
        substituted for it. It is also used for mixing paint. See
     Wood opal (Min.), a striped variety of coarse opal, having
        some resemblance to wood.
     Wood paper, paper made of wood pulp. See Wood pulp,
     Wood pewee (Zool.), a North American tyrant flycatcher
        ({Contopus virens). It closely resembles the pewee, but
        is smaller.
     Wood pie (Zool.), any black and white woodpecker,
        especially the European great spotted woodpecker.
     Wood pigeon. (Zool.)
        (a) Any one of numerous species of Old World pigeons
            belonging to Palumbus and allied genera of the
            family Columbidae.
        (b) The ringdove.
     Wood puceron (Zool.), a plant louse.
     Wood pulp (Technol.), vegetable fiber obtained from the
        poplar and other white woods, and so softened by digestion
        with a hot solution of alkali that it can be formed into
        sheet paper, etc. It is now produced on an immense scale.
     Wood quail (Zool.), any one of several species of East
        Indian crested quails belonging to Rollulus and allied
        genera, as the red-crested wood quail ({Rollulus
        roulroul), the male of which is bright green, with a long
        crest of red hairlike feathers.
     Wood rabbit (Zool.), the cottontail.
     Wood rat (Zool.), any one of several species of American
        wild rats of the genus Neotoma found in the Southern
        United States; -- called also bush rat. The Florida wood
        rat ({Neotoma Floridana) is the best-known species.
     Wood+reed+grass+(Bot.),+a+tall+grass+({Cinna+arundinacea">Wood reed grass (Bot.), a tall grass ({Cinna arundinacea)
        growing in moist woods.
     Wood reeve, the steward or overseer of a wood. [Eng.]
     Wood rush (Bot.), any plant of the genus Luzula,
        differing from the true rushes of the genus Juncus
        chiefly in having very few seeds in each capsule.
     Wood sage (Bot.), a name given to several labiate plants of
        the genus Teucrium. See Germander.
     Wood screw, a metal screw formed with a sharp thread, and
        usually with a slotted head, for insertion in wood.
     Wood sheldrake (Zool.), the hooded merganser.
     Wood shock (Zool.), the fisher. See Fisher, 2.
     Wood shrike (Zool.), any one of numerous species of Old
        World singing birds belonging to Grallina,
        Collyricincla, Prionops, and allied genera, common in
        India and Australia. They are allied to the true shrikes,
        but feed upon both insects and berries.
     Wood snipe. (Zool.)
        (a) The American woodcock.
        (b) An Asiatic snipe ({Gallinago nemoricola).
     Wood soot, soot from burnt wood.
     Wood sore. (Zool.) See Cuckoo spit, under Cuckoo.
     Wood sorrel (Bot.), a plant of the genus Oxalis ({Oxalis
        Acetosella), having an acid taste. See Illust. (a) of
     Wood spirit. (Chem.) See Methyl alcohol, under Methyl.
     Wood stamp, a carved or engraved block or stamp of wood,
        for impressing figures or colors on fabrics.
     Wood star (Zool.), any one of several species of small
        South American humming birds belonging to the genus
        Calothorax. The male has a brilliant gorget of blue,
        purple, and other colors.
     Wood sucker (Zool.), the yaffle.
     Wood swallow (Zool.), any one of numerous species of Old
        World passerine birds belonging to the genus Artamus and
        allied genera of the family Artamidae. They are common
        in the East Indies, Asia, and Australia. In form and
        habits they resemble swallows, but in structure they
        resemble shrikes. They are usually black above and white
     Wood tapper (Zool.), any woodpecker.
     Wood tar. See under Tar.
     Wood thrush, (Zool.)
        (a) An American thrush ({Turdus mustelinus) noted for the
            sweetness of its song. See under Thrush.
        (b) The missel thrush.
     Wood tick. See in Vocabulary.
     Wood tin. (Min.). See Cassiterite.
     Wood titmouse (Zool.), the goldcgest.
     Wood tortoise (Zool.), the sculptured tortoise. See under
     Wood vine (Bot.), the white bryony.
     Wood vinegar. See Wood acid, above.
     Wood warbler. (Zool.)
        (a) Any one of numerous species of American warblers of
            the genus Dendroica. See Warbler.
        (b) A European warbler ({Phylloscopus sibilatrix); --
            called also green wren, wood wren, and yellow
     Wood worm (Zool.), a larva that bores in wood; a wood
     Wood wren. (Zool.)
        (a) The wood warbler.
        (b) The willow warbler.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Yellow \Yel"low\ (y[e^]l"l[-o]), a. [Compar. Yellower
     (y[e^]l"l[-o]*[~e]r); superl. Yellowest.] [OE. yelow,
     yelwe, [yogh]elow, [yogh]eoluw, from AS. geolu; akin to D.
     geel, OS. & OHG. gelo, G. gelb, Icel. gulr, Sw. gul, Dan.
     guul, L. helvus light bay, Gr. chlo`n young verdure, chlwro`s
     greenish yellow, Skr. hari tawny, yellowish. [root]49. Cf.
     Chlorine, Gall a bitter liquid, Gold, Yolk.]
     1. Being of a bright saffronlike color; of the color of gold
        or brass; having the hue of that part of the rainbow, or
        of the solar spectrum, which is between the orange and the
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              Her yellow hair was browded [braided] in a tress.
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              A sweaty reaper from his tillage brought
              First fruits, the green ear and the yellow sheaf.
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              The line of yellow light dies fast away. --Keble.
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     2. Cowardly; hence, dishonorable; mean; contemptible; as, he
        has a yellow streak. [Slang]
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     3. Sensational; -- said of some newspapers, their makers,
        etc.; as, yellow journal, journalism, etc. [Colloq.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
     Yellow atrophy (Med.), a fatal affection of the liver, in
        which it undergoes fatty degeneration, and becomes rapidly
        smaller and of a deep yellow tinge. The marked symptoms
        are black vomit, delirium, convulsions, coma, and
     Yellow bark, calisaya bark.
     Yellow bass (Zool.), a North American fresh-water bass
        ({Morone interrupta) native of the lower parts of the
        Mississippi and its tributaries. It is yellow, with
        several more or less broken black stripes or bars. Called
        also barfish.
     Yellow berry. (Bot.) Same as Persian berry, under
     Yellow boy, a gold coin, as a guinea. [Slang] --Arbuthnot.
     Yellow brier. (Bot.) See under Brier.
     Yellow bugle (Bot.), a European labiate plant ({Ajuga
     Yellow bunting (Zool.), the European yellow-hammer.
     Yellow cat (Zool.), a yellow catfish; especially, the
     Yellow copperas (Min.), a hydrous sulphate of iron; --
        called also copiapite.
     Yellow copper ore, a sulphide of copper and iron; copper
        pyrites. See Chalcopyrite.
     Yellow cress (Bot.), a yellow-flowered, cruciferous plant
        ({Barbarea praecox), sometimes grown as a salad plant.
     Yellow dock. (Bot.) See the Note under Dock.
     Yellow earth, a yellowish clay, colored by iron, sometimes
        used as a yellow pigment.
     Yellow fever (Med.), a malignant, contagious, febrile
        disease of warm climates, attended with jaundice,
        producing a yellow color of the skin, and with the black
        vomit. See Black vomit, in the Vocabulary.
     Yellow flag, the quarantine flag. See under Quarantine,
        and 3d Flag.
     Yellow jack.
        (a) The yellow fever. See under 2d Jack.
        (b) The quarantine flag. See under Quarantine.
     Yellow jacket (Zool.), any one of several species of
        American social wasps of the genus Vespa, in which the
        color of the body is partly bright yellow. These wasps are
        noted for their irritability, and for their painful
     Yellow lead ore (Min.), wulfenite.
     Yellow lemur (Zool.), the kinkajou.
     Yellow macauco (Zool.), the kinkajou.
     Yellow mackerel (Zool.), the jurel.
     Yellow metal. Same as Muntz metal, under Metal.
     Yellow ocher (Min.), an impure, earthy variety of brown
        iron ore, which is used as a pigment.
     Yellow oxeye (Bot.), a yellow-flowered plant
        ({Chrysanthemum segetum) closely related to the oxeye
     Yellow perch (Zool.), the common American perch. See
     Yellow pike (Zool.), the wall-eye.
     Yellow pine (Bot.), any of several kinds of pine; also,
        their yellowish and generally durable timber. Among the
        most common are valuable species are Pinus mitis and
        Pinus palustris of the Eastern and Southern States, and
        Pinus ponderosa and Pinus Arizonica of the Rocky
        Mountains and Pacific States.
     Yellow plover (Zool.), the golden plover.
     Yellow precipitate (Med. Chem.), an oxide of mercury which
        is thrown down as an amorphous yellow powder on adding
        corrosive sublimate to limewater.
     Yellow puccoon. (Bot.) Same as Orangeroot.
     Yellow rail (Zool.), a small American rail ({Porzana
        Noveboracensis) in which the lower parts are dull yellow,
        darkest on the breast. The back is streaked with brownish
        yellow and with black, and spotted with white. Called also
        yellow crake.
     Yellow rattle, Yellow rocket. (Bot.) See under Rattle,
        and Rocket.
     Yellow Sally (Zool.), a greenish or yellowish European
        stone fly of the genus Chloroperla; -- so called by
     Yellow sculpin (Zool.), the dragonet.
     Yellow snake (Zool.), a West Indian boa ({Chilobothrus
        inornatus) common in Jamaica. It becomes from eight to
        ten long. The body is yellowish or yellowish green, mixed
        with black, and anteriorly with black lines.
     Yellow spot.
        (a) (Anat.) A small yellowish spot with a central pit, the
            fovea centralis, in the center of the retina where
            vision is most accurate. See Eye.
        (b) (Zool.) A small American butterfly ({Polites Peckius)
            of the Skipper family. Its wings are brownish, with a
            large, irregular, bright yellow spot on each of the
            hind wings, most conspicuous beneath. Called also
            Peck's skipper. See Illust. under Skipper, n., 5.
     Yellow tit (Zool.), any one of several species of crested
        titmice of the genus Machlolophus, native of India. The
        predominating colors of the plumage are yellow and green.
     Yellow viper (Zool.), the fer-de-lance.
     Yellow warbler (Zool.), any one of several species of
        American warblers of the genus Dendroica in which the
        predominant color is yellow, especially Dendroica
        aestiva, which is a very abundant and familiar species;
        -- called also garden warbler, golden warbler, summer
        yellowbird, summer warbler, and yellow-poll warbler.
     Yellow wash (Pharm.), yellow oxide of mercury suspended in
        water, -- a mixture prepared by adding corrosive sublimate
        to limewater.
     Yellow wren (Zool.)
        (a) The European willow warbler.
        (b) The European wood warbler.
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