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ARBOREAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does arboreal mean? 

ARBOREAL (adjective)
  The adjective ARBOREAL has 3 senses:

1. of or relating to or formed by trees
2. inhabiting or frequenting trees
3. resembling a tree in form and branching structure

  Familiarity information: ARBOREAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARBOREAL (adjective)


Sense 1arboreal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to or formed by trees

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

arborary; arboreal; arborical; arborous

Context example:

an arborous roof

Pertainym:

tree (a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms)


Sense 2arboreal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inhabiting or frequenting trees

Synonyms:

arboreous; tree-living; arboreal

Context example:

arboreal apes

Antonym:

nonarboreal (not inhabiting or frequenting trees)


Sense 3arboreal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Resembling a tree in form and branching structure

Synonyms:

treelike; tree-shaped; dendroidal; dendroid; dendriform; arboriform; arboresque; arborescent; arboreous; arboreal

Context examples:

arborescent coral found off the coast of Bermuda / dendriform sponges

Similar:

branchy (having many branches)


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