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Meaning of ARBOREAL

Pronunciation:  âr'bowreeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  inhabiting or frequenting trees; "arboreal apes"
  2. [adj]  resembling a tree in form and branching structure; "arborescent coral found off the coast of Bermuda"; "dendriform sponges"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or formed by trees; "an arborous roof"

ARBOREAL is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: arborary, arboreous, arborescent, arboresque, arborical, arboriform, arborous, branchy, dendriform, dendroid, dendroidal, treelike, tree-living, tree-shaped
 Antonyms: nonarboreal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ar*bo"re*al\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to a tree, or to trees; of nature of
   trees. --Cowley.

2. Attached to, found in or upon, or frequenting, woods or
   trees; as, arboreal animals.

         Woodpeckers are eminently arboreal.   --Darwin.

 Definition: living in trees.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arborary, arboreous, arborescent, arboresque, arborical, arboriform, biforked, bifurcate, bifurcated, branched, branching, branchlike, bushlike, bushy, citrous, coniferous, crotched, deciduous, dendriform, dendritic, dendroid, evergreen, forked, forking, forklike, furcate, hardwood, nondeciduous, piny, pronged, ramous, scrubbly, scrubby, scrublike, shrubby, shrublike, softwood, treelike, tree-shaped, tridentlike, trifurcate, trifurcated, V-shaped, Y-shaped