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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arboreous  \Ar*bo"re*ous\,  a.  [L.  arboreous,  fr  arbor  tree.] 
  1.  Having  the  form  constitution,  or  habits,  of  a  proper 
  tree,  in  distinction  from  a  shrub.  --Loudon. 
 
  2.  Pertaining  to  or  growing  on  trees;  as  arboreous  moss. 
  --Quincy. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arboreous 
  adj  1:  inhabiting  or  frequenting  trees;  "arboreal  apes"  [syn:  {arboreal}, 
  {tree-living}]  [ant:  {nonarboreal}] 
  2:  abounding  in  trees;  "an  arboreous  landscape";  "violets  in 
  woodsy  shady  spots";  "a  woody  area  near  the  highway"  [syn: 
  {arboraceous},  {woodsy},  {woody}] 
  3:  resembling  a  tree  in  form  and  branching  structure; 
  "arborescent  coral  found  off  the  coast  of  Bermuda"; 
  "dendriform  sponges"  [syn:  {arboreal},  {arborescent},  {arboresque}, 
  {arboriform},  {dendriform},  {dendroid},  {dendroidal},  {treelike}, 
  {tree-shaped}] 




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