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arboretum

noun ar·bo·re·tum \ˌär-bə-ˈrē-təm\

: a place where trees and plants are grown in order to be studied or seen by the public

plural ar·bo·retums or ar·bo·re·ta\-ˈrē-tə\

Full Definition of ARBORETUM

:  a place where trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes

Origin of ARBORETUM

New Latin, from Latin, plantation of trees, from arbor
First Known Use: 1796

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

Rhymes with ARBORETUM

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