arboreous


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ar·bo·re·ous

 (är-bôr′ē-əs)
adj.
1. Relating to or resembling a tree.
2. Living in trees; arboreal.
3. Having many trees; wooded.

arboreous

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

ar•bo•re•ous

(ɑrˈbɔr i əs, -ˈboʊr-)

adj.
[1640–50]
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 phytophysiognomies, Seasonal Decidual Submontante Forest, Moist Broadleaf Forest of Lowlands, Mangroves, Upper Montane Vegetational Refuges, Arboreous Steppic Savanna and Savanna/Broadleaf Forest are found at a single locality each.
Ubiquity of Bacillus thuringiensis onphylloplanes of arboreous and herbaceous plants of Japan.
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.