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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]


Of or relating to or formed by trees

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)


arborary; arboreal; arborical; arborous

Context example:

an arborous roof


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]


Inhabiting or frequenting trees


arboreous; tree-living; arboreal

Context example:

arboreal apes


nonarboreal (not inhabiting or frequenting trees)

Sense 3arboreal [BACK TO TOP]


Resembling a tree in form and branching structure


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

Context examples:

arborescent coral found off the coast of Bermuda / dendriform sponges


branchy (having many branches)

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