Middle English Dictionary Entry

wọ̄de-wōse n.
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(a) A wild creature of woods and wasteland, human or semihuman in form and savage in appearance;—also coll.; (b) a figure of such a creature woven into or embroidered upon fabric, sculpted, or otherwise represented;—also coll.; ?also, a heraldic figure of a naked man [quot. 1381 Will Durham]; (c) in surname.