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treelike in size and form.
Historical Examples

Two heaths of arborescent growth and a whortleberry cover large tracts on the mountains.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 3 Various

The sierras of the Buenos Aires province have no arborescent vegetation.
The Argentine Republic Pierre Denis

I picked up the flowers of an arborescent Hibiscus, and the fruit of Lagertræmia grandiflora.
Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and The William Griffith

The six upper or ascending feet are arborescent, and each branch is armed at the distal end with a spathilla (figs. 1, 2).
Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, Second Part: Subclass Osculosa; Index Ernst Haeckel

These arborescent plants, in full bloom, measured thirty feet in height.
In Search of the Castaways Jules Verne

It seems that arborescent vegetation had then attained its apogee.
The World Before the Deluge Louis Figuier

The collection of the museum is already rich in trunks of arborescent fern.
Movement of the International Literary Exchanges, between France and North America from January 1845 to May, 1846 Various

These septa, which belong to the serotina, lie between the arborescent villi of the chorion.
The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4) Francis Maitland Balfour

Spicula all geminate-triradiate, with a stout and short middle rod and three arborescent shanks on each end of it.
Report on the Radiolaria Collected by H.M.S. Challenger During the Years 1873-1876, First Part: Porulosa (Spumellaria and Acantharia) Ernst Haeckel

In South America also arborescent grasses abound in the dense forests of Chiloe, in lat.
Principles of Geology Charles Lyell

having the shape or characteristics of a tree

arborescent ar·bo·res·cent (är’bə-rěs’ənt)


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