arboretum

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noun ar·bo·re·tum \ˌär-bə-ˈrē-təm\

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

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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 English Language Learners

arboretum

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Definition of arboretum for English Language Learners

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


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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