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arborist

[ahr-ber-ist]
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noun
  1. a specialist in the cultivation and care of trees and shrubs, including tree surgery, the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tree diseases, and the control of pests.
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Origin of arborist

First recorded in 1570–80; arbor3 + -ist
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arborist

noun
  1. a specialist in the cultivation of trees
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Word Origin and History for arborist

n.

1570s, from Latin arbor "tree," of unknown origin, + -ist. In early use probably from French arboriste.

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