den·​drol·​o·​gy den-ˈdrä-lə-jē How to pronounce dendrology (audio)
: the study of trees
dendrological adjective
dendrologist noun

Examples of dendrology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recent technological advancements in the field of dendrology, or the study of tree rings, made the study possible. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 2 Feb. 2024 While wandering through the woods, take advantage of the free dendrology lessons: Informative signs detail the characteristics of the surrounding linden, beech, maple and oak trees. Ingrid K. Williams, New York Times, 10 May 2018 While the focus remained production oriented, field classes began to include dendrology (the scientific study of trees) and, by the 1960s, soils and wildlife habitat. Jane Braxton Little,, 23 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1708, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dendrology was circa 1708

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“Dendrology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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den·​drol·​o·​gy den-ˈdräl-ə-jē How to pronounce dendrology (audio)
: the study of trees
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