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arboretum

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noun ar·bo·re·tum \ˌär-bə-ˈrē-təm\

Simple Definition of arboretum

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

Full Definition of arboretum

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

  1. :  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

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Rhymes with arboretum


ARBORETUM Defined for Kids

arboretum

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noun ar·bo·re·tum \ˌär-bə-ˈrē-təm\

Definition of arboretum

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

  1. :  a place where trees and plants are grown to be studied




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