- arboreal ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to trees. 2) living in trees.DERIVATIVES arboreality noun.ORIGIN from Latin arbor 'tree' .
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Arboreal — is a word meaning related to or resembling trees . Its meaning comes from the Latin arbor , meaning tree. In biology, an arboreal animal is one which inhabits or spends large amounts of time in trees or bushes.List of arboreal… … Wikipedia
Arboreal — Ar*bo re*al, a. 1. Of or pertaining to a tree, or to trees; of nature of trees. Cowley. [1913 Webster] 2. Attached to, found in or upon, or frequenting, woods or trees; as, arboreal animals. [1913 Webster] Woodpeckers are eminently arboreal.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
arboreal — (adj.) 1660s, from L. arboreus pertaining to trees, from arbor tree, of unknown origin, + AL (Cf. al) (1) … Etymology dictionary
arboreal — [är bôr′ē əl] adj. [L arboreus, of a tree < arbor, tree + AL] 1. of or like a tree 2. living in trees or adapted for living in trees … English World dictionary
arboreal — [[t]ɑː(r)bɔ͟ːriəl[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Arboreal animals live in trees. [TECHNICAL] This clear tract in the deep forest gave him wonderful views of the arboreal birds. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Arboreal means relating to trees. [FORMAL] ...the arboreal… … English dictionary
arboreal — adjective Etymology: Latin arboreus of a tree, from arbor Date: circa 1667 1. of, relating to, or resembling a tree 2. inhabiting or frequenting trees < arboreal monkeys > • arboreally adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
arboreal — ar|bo|re|al [ ar bɔriəl ] adjective TECHNICAL relating to or living in trees: arboreal mammals … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
arboreal — UK [ɑː(r)ˈbɔːrɪəl] / US [ɑrˈbɔrɪəl] adjective formal relating to or living in trees arboreal mammals … English dictionary
arboreal — adj. [L. arbor, tree] Pertaining to or living in or among trees … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
arboreal — arboreally, adv. /ahr bawr ee euhl, bohr /, adj. 1. of or pertaining to trees; treelike. 2. Also, arboreous. living in or among trees. 3. Zool. adapted for living and moving about in trees, as the limbs and skeleton of opossums, squirrels,… … Universalium