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Herbert beerbohm tree

Sir Herbert Beerbohm
[beer-bohm] /ˈbɪər boʊm/ (Show IPA), (Herbert Beerbohm) 1853–1917, English actor and theater manager; brother of Max Beerbohm.
any large woody perennial plant with a distinct trunk giving rise to branches or leaves at some distance from the ground related adjective arboreal
any plant that resembles this but has a trunk not made of wood, such as a palm tree
a wooden post, bar, etc
See family tree, shoetree, saddletree
(chem) a treelike crystal growth; dendrite

a branching diagrammatic representation of something, such as the grammatical structure of a sentence
(as modifier): a tree diagram

an archaic word for gallows
(archaic) the cross on which Christ was crucified
at the top of the tree, in the highest position of a profession, etc
(US & Canadian, informal) up a tree, in a difficult situation; trapped or stumped
verb (transitive) trees, treeing, treed
to drive or force up a tree
to shape or stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree
Sir Herbert Beerbohm. 1853–1917, English actor and theatre manager; half-brother of Sir Max Beerbohm. He was noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare

Minc’d Pyes do not grow upon every tree,
But search the Ovens for them, and there they be.
[“Poor Robin,” Almanack, 1669]

Any of a wide variety of perennial plants typically having a single woody stem, and usually branches and leaves. Many species of both gymnosperms (notably the conifers) and angiosperms grow in the form of trees. The ancient forests of the Devonian, Mississippian, and Pennsylvanian periods of the Paleozoic Era were dominated by trees belonging to groups of seedless plants such as the lycophytes. The strength and height of trees are made possible by the supportive conductive tissue known as vascular tissue.

bark up the wrong tree
can’t see the forest for the trees
talk someone’s arm off (the bark off a tree)
up a tree


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