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brachiate


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brachiate  \Brach"i*ate\,  a.  [L.  brachiatus  (bracch-)  with  boughs 
  or  branches  like  arms,  from  brackium  (bracch-)  arm.]  (Bot.) 
  Having  branches  in  pairs,  decussated,  all  nearly  horizontal, 
  and  each  pair  at  right  angles  with  the  next  as  in  the  maple 
  and  lilac. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brachiate 
  adj  1:  (botany)  having  widely  spreading  paired  branches;  "maples 
  are  brachiate" 
  2:  (zoology)  having  arms  or  armlike  appendages 
  v  :  swing  from  one  hold  to  the  next  as  of  some  arboreal  apes 
  and  monkeys 




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