Definition of arboretum
: a place where trees, shrubs, and herbaceous plants are cultivated for scientific and educational purposes
Recent Examples of arboretum from the Web
Other amenities would include a dog park at the south end of the 7.6-acre property and outdoor grilling areas, a disc golf course and an arboretum at the north end of the property.
In August, the arboretum will be hosting a meeting for scientists and researchers to swap expertise and findings about oak trees in the Midwest.
Besides the arboretum’s teaching nursery, rock purslane can be found in many large nurseries and home centers.
The arboretum is currently used as a place of worship by parishioners of St. Callistus until the renovation of Christ Cathedral is completed.
Think about that while enjoying a trip to your local zoo or arboretum — the most biodiverse places that ever existed on Earth.
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Origin and Etymology of arboretum
New Latin, from Latin, plantation of trees, from arbor
First Known Use: 1796See Words from the same year
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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
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Definition of arboretum for Students
: a place where trees and plants are grown to be studied
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