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A specialist in the care of woody plants, especially trees.

[From Latin arbor, tree.]


1. (Forestry) a specialist in the cultivation of trees
2. (Professions) a specialist in the cultivation of trees


(ˈɑr bər ɪst)

a specialist in the cultivation and care of trees and shrubs.
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Noun1.arborist - a specialist in treating damaged treesarborist - a specialist in treating damaged trees
specialiser, specialist, specializer - an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning


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