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adjective (literary)
resembling a tree


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  • Arboreal

    of or relating to trees; treelike. Also, arboreous. living in or among trees. Zoology. adapted for living and moving about in trees, as the limbs and skeleton of opossums, squirrels, monkeys, and apes. Historical Examples But such a conception leaves unexplained the great differences between monkeys and gibbons in arboreal and terrestrial activity. The Outline […]

  • Arbored

    furnished with an . lined with trees; shaded. Historical Examples It was after this that we stumbled on the arbored bungalow, and bought it in fifteen minutes. The Smiling Hill-Top Julia M. Sloane One had to stoop to enter that arbored, leaf encircled nest through which the sun fell like a dappled pattern on the […]

  • Arboreous

    abounding in trees; wooded. (def 2). . Historical Examples He strode down the mountain as though he had been born on its arboreous slopes. The Tale of Timber Town Alfred Grace The arboreous vegetation was much the same as on the other side of the pass. Western Himalaya and Tibet Thomas Thomson They are plentiful […]

  • Arborescence

    treelike in size and form. Historical Examples Thus passed the leafy time when arborescence seems to be the one thing aimed at out of doors. Tess of the d’Urbervilles Thomas Hardy It is not a blotting out—it is a polishing, it is an arborescence, it is an efflorescence, it is an irradiation. New Tabernacle Sermons […]

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