Definition of woodsy in English:



North American
  • Relating to or characteristic of wood or woodland.

    ‘trails through woodsy countryside’
    ‘the woodsy smells of cedar and pine’
    • ‘But over the century sweet, floral smells came to be gendered as female; woodsy, outdoor scents such as pine and cedar as male.’
    • ‘Tender veal held up to its thick blankets of crispy prosciutto, spinach, woodsy mushrooms and mozzarella in tantalizingly sweet Marsala sauce.’
    • ‘You might like the peace and serenity of a woodsy setting perhaps near the ski slopes or across from a gentle mountain stream.’
    • ‘I remember - among many such memories - being led to a secret patch of chantarelles, a woodsy, nutty mushroom that preserves well, in a stand of primal spruce.’
    • ‘The majestic Rocky Mountains and ready availability of woodsy cabins make Colorado a great getaway; it is truly famous for its winter sports.’
    • ‘As a nature lover, you'll totally dig a woodsy or musky fragrance.’
    • ‘The biggest distinction between ‘sporty’ and ‘natural’ is that sporty scents are usually bright and citrusy, while natural ones tend to be woodsy and earthy.’
    • ‘‘I like woodsy areas,’ she says - a fondness she attributes to her rural upbringing.’
    • ‘It's a woodsy repast - birds singing in the trees, the breeze blowing, some water running in a brook, or maybe a light rainfall.’
    • ‘So of course I set my story in a rural woodsy town.’
    • ‘I saw myself loping through the woods with a shotgun and a sketchpad, ‘collecting’ specimens as I filled my expanding lungs with clean, woodsy air.’
    • ‘Its woodsy 37 miles runs through southwestern Connecticut, and, during off-peak hours, is a lovely alternative to the truck fumes of I - 95.’
    • ‘Early this morning I found a log hidden in the woodsy section of the botanic gardens.’
    • ‘The mushroom is best: woodsy, browned and juicy.’
    • ‘Unlike our darkly beloved East Coast caverns of fluorescent Formica, this rustic restaurant/bar/music venue looks warmly lit and woodsy.’
    • ‘There are cabins, so beautiful, so big and well designed that they are really no longer cabins, but rather, woodsy mansions around the lake.’
    • ‘The forest was damp and smelled the way Henry figured a deer would smell, all woodsy and the like.’
    • ‘Most of the Teach-In was held in a quiet secular chapel used for alumni weddings at the woodsy edge of campus, which most students only pass if they're running on the cross-country team.’
    • ‘Four years ago, when I first stepped foot on the woodsy acres of Phantom Lake YMCA camp, I had no idea that it would soon become what I consider to be my home.’
    • ‘A staff of about 25 operates out of a squat 54-year-old building made of horizontal stone, which sits at the top of a woodsy hillside on the pastoral campus of St. Olaf College.’


Mid 19th century: formed irregularly from wood (differentiated from woody).