One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Strongly or finely built or made of wood; having a good or attractive timber frame or structure.
2Of a person, animal, etc.: having a strong, sturdy physique or good constitution; well-built. Now rare.
3Having or containing many trees; thickly wooded.
Middle English; earliest use found in Ormulum. Partly (in early use) from (i) well + timber + -ed.
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