den·​drol·​o·​gy | \ den-ˈdrä-lə-jē How to pronounce dendrology (audio) \

Definition of dendrology

: the study of trees

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Other Words from dendrology

dendrological \ ˌden-​drə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce dendrology (audio) \ adjective
dendrologist \ den-​ˈdrä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce dendrology (audio) \ noun

Examples of dendrology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "36 Hours in Gothenburg, Sweden," 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,, "A century of Berkeley students have come to these woods – for very different reasons," 23 June 2017

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First Known Use of dendrology

circa 1708, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dendrology was circa 1708

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“Dendrology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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