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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arbor  \Ar"bor\,  n.  [OE.  herber,  herbere  properly  a  garden  of 
  herbs,  F.  herbier  fr  L.  herbarium.  See  {Herb},  and  cf 
  {Herbarium}.] 
  A  kind  of  latticework  formed  of  or  covered  with  vines, 
  branches  of  trees,  or  other  plants,  for  shade;  a  bower.  --Sir 
  P.  Sidney. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arbor  \Ar"bor\,  n.  [Written  also  arbour.]  [L.,  a  tree,  a  beam.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  tree,  as  distinguished  from  a  shrub. 
 
  2.  [Cf.  F.  arbre.]  (Mech.) 
  a  An  axle  or  spindle  of  a  wheel  or  opinion. 
  b  A  mandrel  in  lathe  turning.  --Knight. 
 
  {Arbor  Day},  a  day  appointed  for  planting  trees  and  shrubs. 
  [U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arbor 
  n  1:  any  of  various  shafts  that  rotate  or  serve  as  axes  for 
  larger  rotating  parts  [syn:  {spindle},  {mandrel},  {mandril}] 
  2:  supports  climbing  plants  [syn:  {arbour},  {bower},  {pergola}] 




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