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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.]
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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]
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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]
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arboretum

a place where trees are grown for scientific observation, for pleasure, or both.
See also: Trees
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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"
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Translations
arboretum
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arborétum

arboretum

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

[ˌɑːrbəˈriːtəm] narboretum m
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arboretum

nArboretum nt (spec), → Baumschule f
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Tom McCall that the state should purchase the Mount Pisgah area in 1973, leading to the creation of Mount Pisgah Arboretum.