woodwose

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Late Old English wuduwāsa, also Middle English wodwo.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

woodwose (plural woodwoses)

  1. A wild man of the woods; a faun, a satyr or a representation of such a being in heraldry or other decoration.
    • 1962: The young woodwose had now closed his eyes and was stretched out supine on the pool's marble margin; his Tarzan brief had been cast aside on the turf. — Vladimir Nabokov, Pale Fire
Last modified on 19 May 2013, at 16:19