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Having the size, form, or characteristics of a tree; treelike.

[Latin arborēscēns, arborēscent-, present participle of arborēscere, to grow to be a tree, from arbor, tree.]

ar′bo·res′cence n.


(Forestry) having the shape or characteristics of a tree
ˌarboˈrescence n


(ˌɑr bəˈrɛs ənt)

resembling a tree in size, appearance, or growth.
[1665–75; < Latin arborēscent-, s. of arborēscēns, present participle of arborēscere to grow into a tree, derivative of arbor tree; see -escent]
ar`bo•res′cence, n.
ar`bo•res′cent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.arborescent - resembling a tree in form and branching structurearborescent - 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"
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The sun, darting his last rays beneath the masses of heaped-up cloud, adorned with a crest of gold the slightest inequalities of the ground below; gigantic trees, arborescent bushes, mosses on the even surface--all had their share of this luminous effulgence.
Behind us rose a dark and forbidding wood of giant arborescent ferns intermingled with the commoner types of a primeval tropical forest.
Stately trees of many kinds, with smooth and highly coloured barks, are loaded by parasitical monocotyledonous plants; large and elegant ferns are numerous, and arborescent grasses entwine the trees into one entangled mass to the height of thirty or forty feet above the ground.
An arborescent fern was found by Forster in New Zealand in 46 degs.
Comparative ecology and life-history biology of arborescent lycopsids in Late Carboniferous swamps of Euramerica.
Demonstrating remarkable technical prowess, the cinema consists of a central arborescent pillar surrounded by 386 tiered seats enveloped in a metal structure consisting of more than 6,000 triangles.
He argues that the dominant arborescent or linear system of remembrance has given way to the rhizomatic or lateral in Irish-Australian fiction.
Symbol Description Habitat type Fore different types of forests, Woodland sites with nests mainly with domination of placed in forest or bushes arborescent willow Salix sp.
Protect the watercourse and its banks supporting the Annex I-listed priority habitat Arborescent matorral with Laurus nobilis and Annex I-listed species, Salix Alba and Populus alba galleries, and other trees characteristic of riparian woodland, such as Fraxinus angustifolia and Ulmus sp, through (i) the repair/restoration/rebuilding of retaining walls that define the watercourse and (ii) a reduction in the run-off of soil and debris from the valley, which cause sedimentation in, and occlusion of, the watercourse;
The LIFE-RIZOELIA project of the Department of Forests has a primary aim to promote and enable the long-term conservation in Cyprus of two protected habitats: arborescent matorral with Zyziphus and gypsum steppes.
To explore plants' natural mechanics, Gibson focused on three main plant materials: woods, such as cedar and oak; parenchyma cells, which are found in fruits and root vegetables; and arborescent palm sterns, such as coconut trees.