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arboreal

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adjective ar·bo·re·al \är-ˈbȯr-ē-əl\

Simple Definition of arboreal

  • : of or relating to trees

  • : living in or often found in trees

Full Definition of arboreal

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or resembling a tree

  2. 2 :  inhabiting or frequenting trees <arboreal monkeys>

ar·bo·re·al·lyplay \-ə-lē\ adverb

Origin of arboreal

Latin arboreus of a tree, from arbor


First Known Use: circa 1667


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