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Related to arboreous: arboraceous, Arboreus


1. Relating to or resembling a tree.
2. Living in trees; arboreal.
3. Having many trees; wooded.


1. (Forestry) thickly wooded; having many trees
2. (Forestry) another word for arborescent


(ɑrˈbɔr i əs, -ˈboʊr-)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.arboreous - inhabiting or frequenting treesarboreous - inhabiting or frequenting trees; "arboreal apes"
2.arboreous - abounding in treesarboreous - abounding in trees; "an arboreous landscape"; "violets in woodsy shady spots"; "a woody area near the highway"
wooded - covered with growing trees and bushes etc; "wooded land"; "a heavily wooded tract"
3.arboreous - resembling a tree in form and branching structurearboreous - 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"
References in classic literature ?
Both Woola and I had several narrow escapes from these greedy, arboreous monsters.
Through the heavy Caspakian air, beneath the swollen sun, the five men marched northwest from Fort Dinosaur, now waist-deep in lush, jungle grasses starred with myriad gorgeous blooms, now across open meadow-land and parklike expanses and again plunging into dense forests of eucalyptus and acacia and giant arboreous ferns with feathered fronds waving gently a hundred feet above their heads.
The rainforest fragment, adjacent to the sugarcane plantation, is an area protected by environmental law and harbors a high diversity of native herbaceous and arboreous plant species.