arboretum


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

ar·bo·re·tum

 (är′bə-rē′təm)
n. pl. ar·bo·re·tums or ar·bo·re·ta (-tə)
A place where an extensive variety of woody plants are cultivated for scientific, educational, and ornamental purposes.

[Latin arborētum, a place grown with trees, from arbor, tree.]

arboretum

(ˌɑːbəˈriːtəm)
n, pl -ta (-tə) or -tums
(Forestry) a place where trees or shrubs are cultivated for their scientific or educational interest
[C19: from Latin, from arbor tree]

ar•bo•re•tum

(ˌɑr bəˈri təm)

n., pl. -tums, -ta (-tə).
a parklike area in which many different trees or shrubs are grown for study or display.
[1830–40; < Latin arborētum a plantation of trees]

arboretum

a place where trees are grown for scientific observation, for pleasure, or both.
See also: Trees
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arboretum - a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibitionarboretum - a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
Translations
arboretum
arboretumpuulajipuisto
arborétum

arboretum

[ˌɑːbəˈriːtəm] N (arboretums, arboreta (pl)) [ˌɑːbəˈriːtə]arboreto m, jardín m botánico arbóreo

arboretum

[ˌɑːrbəˈriːtəm] narboretum m

arboretum

nArboretum nt (spec), → Baumschule f
References in periodicals archive ?
We are looking forward to bringing our successful style of the Portrait Gallery Store and applying it to the new environment of the National Arboretum.
Lottery winner Andy Garth, working on the National Memorial Arboretum at Staffordshire
Set in the Surrey Hills near Godalming is the National Trust's only dedicated arboretum at Winkworth, which was created by Dr Wilfrid Fox in the 1930s.
00 The National Memorial Arboretum for Armistice Day Departs 10 November 2012 The National Memorial Arboretum is a beautiful and lasting tribute to the armed and civil services of the United Kingdom, which honours the fallen, recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country.
Initiated by the South Atlantic Medal Association (SAMA 82), a memorial to the 255 UK servicemen who were killed during the conflict will be unveiled at the Arboretum on May 20, in front of more than 600 veterans.
To start, I paid a visit to Portland's Hoyt Arboretum, just a quick trip from the downtown area.
In the arboretum Cotoneaster fruits are abundant, varying from orange to red, but also including many species with black fruits which are not taken as readily by the feeding birds as some of the other colours.
Northern Treasure: The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Horticultural Research Center" tells the incredible story of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and Horticultural Research Center, famous for the origin of the 'Wealthy' and 'Honeycrisp' apples and many other beautiful flowers, plants, and trees.
LUNENBURG - The Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain has 265 acres of trees, shrubs and vines, with a team of arborists maintaining them year-round.
The Crosby Arboretum in Picayune will mark 20 years of serving as a living tribute to unspoiled nature with an outdoor celebration November 11.
Shermeta of KSS Architects has designed the viewing structure for the University of Pennsylvania's new meta Metasequoia exhibit at the Morris Arboretum in collaboration with artists John McQueen and Margo Mensing and structural engineer Tom Langan of Schoor DePalma Engineers.
With this in mind, Persimmon's four and five bedroom detached homes at The Arboretum in Northowram near Halifax are designed to suit even the largest of families.