[ahr-bawr-ee-uh s, -bohr-]
Origin of arboreous
1640–50; < Latin arboreus of trees, equivalent to arbor tree + -eus -eous
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Examples from the Web for arboreous
He strode down the mountain as though he had been born on its arboreous slopes.The Tale of Timber Town
The arboreous vegetation was much the same as on the other side of the pass.
They are plentiful about Moose Factory and inland, where they breed, choosing an arboreous situation.The Passenger Pigeon
The arable lands of Hango are nearly destitute of trees, a few willows being the only arboreous vegetation.
On the banks Stravadium, and an arboreous Butea, a Combretum, are common.
- thickly wooded; having many trees
- another word for arborescent
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