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arboretum

[ ahr-buh-ree-tuhm ]
/ 藢蓱r b蓹藞ri t蓹m /
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noun, plural ar路bo路re路tums, ar路bo路re路ta [ahr-buh-ree-tuh]. /藢蓱r b蓹藞ri t蓹/.
a plot of land on which many different trees or shrubs are grown for study or display.
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Origin of arboretum

1830鈥40; <Latin arbor膿tum a plantation of trees, equivalent to arbor tree + -膿tum suffix denoting place where a given plant grows (cf. alameda)
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British Dictionary definitions for arboretum

arboretum
/ (藢蓱藧b蓹藞ri藧t蓹m) /

noun plural -ta (-t蓹) or -tums
a place where trees or shrubs are cultivated for their scientific or educational interest

Word Origin for arboretum

C19: from Latin, from arbor tree
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