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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of arboretum

plural

arboretums

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arboreta

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

Origin and Etymology of arboretum

New Latin, from Latin, plantation of trees, from arbor


First Known Use: 1796

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ARBORETUM Defined for Kids

arboretum

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noun ar·bo·re·tum \ˌär-bə-ˈrē-təm\

Definition of arboretum for Students

plural

arboretums

or

arboreta

\-ˈrē-tə\
  1. :  a place where trees and plants are grown to be studied




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