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  1. the branch of botany dealing with trees and shrubs.
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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
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Related Words for dendrology

afforestation, arboriculture, silviculture, horticulture, ecology, anatomy, cytology, phytology, pomology, taxonomy, morphology, genetics, pathology, physiology, dendrology, forestation, sylviculture, floristics, phytogeography

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Historical Examples of dendrology

  • Dendrology, den-drol′o-ji, n. a treatise on trees: the natural history of trees.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)


British Dictionary definitions for dendrology


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


1708, from dendro- + -ology.

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dendrology in Science


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