A Dictionary of the English Language
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Arboreous

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Arbo'reous. adj. [arboreus, Lat.]

  1. Belonging to trees.

  2. A term in botany, to distinguish such funguses or mosses as grow upon trees, from those that grow on the ground. Quincy.

    They speak properly, who make it an arboreous excrescence, or rather a superplant bred of a viscous and superfluous lopp, which the tree itself cannot assimilate. Brown's Vulgar Err.

Sources: Browne, Thomas (204) · Quincy, John (60)

Attributes: Adjective (426) · Latin (690)

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