Advertisement

Advertisement

arborescent

[ ahr-buh-res-uhnt ]

adjective

  1. treelike in size and form.


arborescent

/ ˌɑːbəˈrɛsənt /

adjective

  1. having the shape or characteristics of a tree


Discover More

Derived Forms

  • ˌarboˈrescence, noun

Discover More

Other Words From

  • arbo·rescence noun
  • arbo·rescent·ly adverb
  • subar·bo·rescence noun
  • subar·bo·rescent adjective

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of arborescent1

1665–75; < Latin arborēscent- (stem of arborēscēns ), present participle of arborēscere to grow into a tree. See arbor 3, -escent

Discover More

Example Sentences

In botany, a genus of magnificent arborescent grasses, of the nat.

The Palm-tree is, in Egypt, as in all the oases, the principal element of the arborescent vegetation.

Arborescent: Branched or tree-like, beset with branched hair-like extensions (Fig. 150, e).

Arborescent; corallites arranged somewhat spirally on branches and widely separated; branches compact between corallites.

These start branches, and so the process goes on, and in time the colony becomes much branched and arborescent in form.

Advertisement

Word of the Day

axolotl

[ak-suh-lot-l ]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


arboreousarboretum