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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ARBO'REOUS, a. [L. arborecus, from arbor.]
Belonging to a tree; resembling a tree; constituting a tree; growing on trees, as moss is arboreous.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: inhabiting or frequenting trees; "arboreal apes" [syn: arboreal, arboreous, tree-living] [ant: nonarboreal]
2: abounding in trees; "an arboreous landscape"; "violets in woodsy shady spots"; "a woody area near the highway" [syn: arboraceous, arboreous, woodsy, woody]
3: resembling a tree in form and branching structure; "arborescent coral found off the coast of Bermuda"; "dendriform sponges" [syn: arboreal, arboreous, arborescent, arboresque, arboriform, dendriform, dendroid, dendroidal, treelike, tree-shaped]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1646 arboreal <an arboreous palm>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 wooded. 2 arboreal.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Arboreous Ar*bo"re*ous, a. [L. arboreous, fr. arbor tree.] 1. Having the form, constitution, or habits, of a proper tree, in distinction from a shrub. --Loudon. 2. Pertaining to, or growing on, trees; as, arboreous moss. --Quincy.



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