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[ahr-bawr-ee-uh s, -bohr-]
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  1. abounding in trees; wooded.
  2. arboreal(def 2).
  3. arborescent.
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Origin of arboreous

1640–50; < Latin arboreus of trees, equivalent to arbor tree + -eus -eous
Related formssub·ar·bo·re·ous, adjective
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Related Words for arboreous

lumbering, sylvan, uncut, arboraceous, arboreous, jungly

Examples from the Web for arboreous

Historical Examples of arboreous

  • He strode down the mountain as though he had been born on its arboreous slopes.

    The Tale of Timber Town

    Alfred Grace

  • 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 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.

British Dictionary definitions for arboreous


  1. thickly wooded; having many trees
  2. another word for arborescent
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