Examples from the Web for arbor vitae
Altogether, there are thirty-five species of juniper recognized and four of arbor-vitae.
Among the maples are numerous young firs and a few young hemlocks and arbor-vitae.
The arbor-vitae will generally be found growing in moist locations, while the red cedar will grow in dry places as well.
The lumber resembles that of arbor-vitae, and is used for the same purposes.Trees Worth Knowing|Julia Ellen Rogers
The arbor-vitae is found in northeastern and northwestern America, China, and Japan.
British Dictionary definitions for arbor vitae
Word Origin for arbor vitae
Word Origin and History for arbor vitae
type of evergreen shrub, 1660s, name given by French physician and botanist Charles de Lécluse (1525-1609), Latin, literally "tree of life." Also used in late 18c. rogue's slang as a cant word for "penis."