- a plot of land on which many different trees or shrubs are grown for study or display.
Origin of arboretum
Related Words for arboretumconservatory, nursery, arboretum, meadow, lawn, estate, orchard, ranch, acreage, plantation, field, grassland, pasture, garden, homestead, glasshouse, claim, soil, patch, holding
Examples from the Web for arboretum
Historical Examples of arboretum
Including the arboretum, their total area did not then exceed 11 acres.
To-day we arrived at Derby, and hastened to see its Arboretum.Letters of a Traveller
William Cullen Bryant
But the arboretum wanted a good many of those trees and so did we.
The final purchase was made largely in order that the arboretum might be able to start off with the Bixby collection as a nucleus.
A large proportion of the total acreage of the Gardens is monopolized by the arboretum.
- a place where trees or shrubs are cultivated for their scientific or educational interest
Word Origin for arboretum
Word Origin and History for arboretum
"tree-garden," 1838, from Latin arboretum, literally "a place grown with trees," from arbor "tree," of unknown origin, + -etum, suffix used to form the names of gardens and woods.