Origin of dendrology

First recorded in 1700–10; dendro- + -logy
Related formsden·dro·log·i·cal [den-druh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌdɛn drəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, den·dro·log·ic, den·drol·o·gous [den-drol-uh-guh s] /dɛnˈdrɒl ə gəs/, adjectiveden·drol·o·gist [den-drol-uh-jist] /dɛnˈdrɒl ə dʒɪst/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for dendrologist


  1. the branch of botany that is concerned with the natural history of trees and shrubs
Derived Formsdendrological (ˌdɛndrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), dendrologic or dendrologous, adjectivedendrologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for dendrologist



1708, from dendro- + -ology.

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dendrologist in Science


  1. The scientific study of trees and other woody plants.
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