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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
arboretumpuulajipuisto
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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* Pint-size versions of the arboretums many tree collections.
* Miniatures highlighting many of the arboretums events.
Although our gorgeous ancient forests and maturing woodlands are ideal places to take in this spectacle, arboretums are a good bet too.
"I've visited more than 100 arboretums and botanical gardens," Palmer says, "and we truly have one of the best sites in the whole world."
"i think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a treea" I may not be a particularly flowery person, but arboretums get my vote every time.
Additionally a link from the Morris website, created by Matthew Belsky, provides abundant information on the location of Metasequoias planted before 1976 in arboretums around the U.S.
It takes a lot of people to maintain the Morton Arboretums pristine 1,700 acres.
Within an hour's drive of downtown are sunny beaches, large public parks, forested mountains, two famous amusement parks, museums, and arboretums.