semi·​ar·​bo·​re·​al ˌse-mē-är-ˈbȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce semiarboreal (audio)
: often inhabiting and frequenting trees but not completely arboreal
semiarboreal snakes

Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of semiarboreal was in 1938

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“Semiarboreal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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