arboreous
adjective Date: 1646 arboreal <
an arboreous palm
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  • Arboreous — Ar*bo re*ous, a. [L. arboreous, fr. arbor tree.] 1. Having the form, constitution, or habits, of a proper tree, in distinction from a shrub. Loudon. [1913 Webster] 2. Pertaining to, or growing on, trees; as, arboreous moss. Quincy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arboreous — [är bôr′ē əs] adj. 1. ARBOREAL 2. full of trees 3. ARBORESCENT …   English World dictionary

  • arboreous — /ahr bawr ee euhs, bohr /, adj. 1. abounding in trees; wooded. 2. arboreal (def. 2). 3. arborescent. [1640 50; < L arboreus of trees, equiv. to arbor tree + eus EOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • arboreous — adjective a) Woody (as opposed to herbaceous). b) Wooded, covered with trees …   Wiktionary

  • arboreous — ar bo·re·ous || ɪəs adj. woody, having lots of trees, arboreal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • arboreous — ar·bo·re·ous …   English syllables

  • arboreous — ar•bo•re•ous [[t]ɑrˈbɔr i əs, ˈboʊr [/t]] adj. zool. arboreal • Etymology: 1640–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • arboreous — /aˈbɔriəs/ (say ah bawreeuhs) adjective 1. having many trees; wooded. 2. → arboreal. 3. → arborescent. {Latin arboreus relating to trees} …   Australian English dictionary

  • arboreous —   a. having many trees …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • arboreous — adj. 1 wooded. 2 arboreal …   Useful english dictionary

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