arboreal


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ar·bo·re·al

 (är-bôr′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Relating to or resembling a tree.
2. Living in trees; arboreous: arboreal apes.

[From Latin arboreus, from arbor, tree.]

ar·bo′re·al·ly adv.

arboreal

(ɑːˈbɔːrɪəl)
adj
1. (Forestry) of, relating to, or resembling a tree
2. (Zoology) living in or among trees: arboreal monkeys.

ar•bo•re•al

(ɑrˈbɔr i əl, -ˈboʊr-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to trees; treelike.
2. living in or among trees.
3. adapted for living or moving about in trees, as the long arm of a monkey.
[1660–70; < Latin arbore(us) of trees (arbor tree + -eus -eous) + -al1]
ar•bo′re•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.arboreal - of or relating to or formed by treesarboreal - of or relating to or formed by trees; "an arborous roof"
2.arboreal - inhabiting or frequenting treesarboreal - inhabiting or frequenting trees; "arboreal apes"
nonarboreal - not inhabiting or frequenting trees
3.arboreal - resembling a tree in form and branching structurearboreal - resembling a tree in form and branching structure; "arborescent coral found off the coast of Bermuda"; "dendriform sponges"
branchy - having many branches; "a branchy tree trunk"
Translations

arboreal

[ɑːˈbɔːrɪəl] ADJarbóreo

arboreal

[ɑːrˈbɔːriəl] adj
[animal] → arboricole
(formal) (relating to trees)arborescent(e)

arboreal

adj animal, birdauf Bäumen lebend; habitatauf Bäumen
References in classic literature ?
The year had done much for the boy--turning his already mighty muscles to thews of steel, developing his woodcraft to a point where it verged upon the uncanny, perfecting his arboreal instincts, and training him in the use of both natural and artificial weapons.
This is a whiskered and colorless type, the latter characteristic pointing to the fact that he spends his days in arboreal seclusion.
When the tribe saw that Kerchak's rage had ceased they came slowly down from their arboreal retreats and pursued again the various occupations which he had interrupted.
Their arms were rather longer and their legs shorter in proportion to the torso than in man, and later I noticed that their great toes protruded at right angles from their feet--because of their arboreal habits, I presume.
The black apes were hairless and built thatched huts in their arboreal retreats; they kept domesticated dogs and ruminants, in which respect they were farther advanced than the human beings of Pellucidar; but they appeared to have only a meager language, and sported long, apelike tails.
On the other hand, Gr-gr-gr's people were, for the most part, quite hairy, but they were tailless and had a language similar to that of the human race of Pellucidar; nor were they arboreal.
Not as an ordinary mortal might strike a blow did Tarzan of the Apes strike; but with the maddened frenzy of a wild beast backed by the steel thews which his wild, arboreal boyhood had bequeathed him.
As they proceeded and the sun rose higher, the voices of the arboreal jungle life rose in discordant notes and loud chattering about them.
Clayton had erected a frail partition of boughs to divide their arboreal shelter into two rooms--one for the girl and the other for Monsieur Thuran and himself.
Thus, when you and I, asleep or dozing off to sleep, fall through space and awake to sickening consciousness just before we strike, we are merely remembering what happened to our arboreal ancestors, and which has been stamped by cerebral changes into the heredity of the race.
Especially had he been in quest of the famed jungle butterfly, a foot across from wing-tip to wing-tip, as velvet-dusky of lack of colour as was the gloom of the roof, of such lofty arboreal habits that it resorted only to the jungle roof and could be brought down only by a dose of shot.
Just now the apeling was developing those arboreal tendencies which were to stand him in such good stead during the years of his youth, when rapid flight into the upper terraces was of far more importance and value than his undeveloped muscles and untried fighting fangs.