arboretum

noun
ar·​bo·​re·​tum | \ ˌär-bə-ˈrē-təm How to pronounce arboretum (audio) \
plural arboretums or arboreta\ ˌär-​bə-​ˈrē-​tə How to pronounce arboretum (audio) \

Definition of arboretum

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

Examples of arboretum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, whose district includes the arboretum, was not available for comment. Los Angeles Times, "Consortium wants to cut down L.A. County Arboretum trees to make room for storm water treatment," 17 Jan. 2021 The coronavirus pandemic temporarily halted public tours and in-person classes at the arboretum on the Clackamas Community College Campus. oregonlive, "After Home Orchard Society ends 45-year run, volunteers step in to help food growers," 14 Dec. 2020 The collection is one of many rare specimens now housed at the new Wallace Desert Garden at the arboretum. Erin Stone, The Arizona Republic, "Boyce Thompson Arboretum makes room for thousands of fragile desert specimens," 15 Nov. 2020 Over the last 30+ years, this residential neighborhood has been turned into a first-rate arboretum by longtime resident Mike Hayman. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Listen, 2020 is the worst. Here's where to enjoy some trees (and other nature) in Louisville," 6 June 2016 Meny suggests one of the yellow forms, Elmwood Gold, which, after a few years, might reach six feet high and across (though the mature specimen at the arboretum is twice that size). Washington Post, "Winter wonders: Conifers revive the sleeping garden. But remember, less is more.," 2 Dec. 2020 Blandy Experimental Farm, which is home to The Ginkgo Grove, an arboretum with over 300 ginkgo trees. Sarah Gibbens, Environment, "Ginkgo trees nearly went extinct. Here’s how we saved these ‘living fossils.’," 30 Nov. 2020 On a recent weekend, Nemeth came across a two-star review from someone who visited the arboretum. Erin Stone, The Arizona Republic, "Boyce Thompson Arboretum makes room for thousands of fragile desert specimens," 15 Nov. 2020 Folks can tune in on their car radios to a holiday soundtrack provided by the arboretum. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Christmas lights preview: Tis the season (already) — and a newcomer, Kohl Children’s Museum, joins the holiday displays," 11 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of arboretum

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arboretum

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

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The first known use of arboretum was in 1796

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23 Jan 2021

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“Arboretum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/arboretum. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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arboretum

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English Language Learners Definition of arboretum

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

arboretum

noun
ar·​bo·​re·​tum | \ ˌär-bə-ˈrē-təm How to pronounce arboretum (audio) \
plural arboretums or arboreta\ -​ˈrē-​tə \

Kids Definition of arboretum

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

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