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Meaning of ARBORESCENT

Pronunciation:  `ârbu'resunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  resembling a tree in form and branching structure; "arborescent coral found off the coast of Bermuda"; "dendriform sponges"
 

ARBORESCENT is a 11 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: arboreal, arboreous, arboresque, arboriform, branchy, dendriform, dendroid, dendroidal, treelike, tree-shaped
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ar`bo*res"cent\, a. [L. arborescens, p. pr. of
arborescere to become a tree, fr. arbor tree.]
Resembling a tree; becoming woody in stalk; dendritic; having
crystallizations disposed like the branches and twigs of a
tree. ``Arborescent hollyhocks.'' --Evelyn.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Resembling a tree (applied to non-woody plants attaining tree height and to shrubs tending to become tree-like in size). Compare dendroid.
 

 

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