[ ahr-ber-vahy-tee ]
/ ˌɑr bərˈvaɪ ti /


any of several ornamental or timber-producing evergreen trees belonging to the genus Thuja, of the cypress family, native to North America and eastern Asia, having a scaly bark and scalelike leaves on branchlets.
Anatomy. arbor vitae.

Words nearby arborvitae

Origin of arborvitae

1655–65 for def 1; 1790–1800 for def 2; < Latin: tree of life Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020