Definition of Arboretum

1. Noun. A facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition.

Exact synonyms: Botanical Garden
Generic synonyms: Facility, Installation



Definition of Arboretum

1. n. A place in which a collection of rare trees and shrubs is cultivated for scientific or educational purposes.

Definition of Arboretum

1. Noun. A place where many varieties of trees are grown for research, educational, and ornamental purposes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arboretum

1. a place for the study and exhibition of trees [n -TA or -TUMS]

Medical Definition of Arboretum

1. Origin: L, a place grown with trees. A place in which a collection of rare trees and shrubs is cultivated for scientific or educational purposes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arboretum

arboreals
arbored
arboreol
arboreols
arboreous
arbores
arborescence
arborescences
arborescent
arborescent cataract
arborescent plant
arboresque
arboret
arboreta
arborets
arboretum (current term)
arboretums
arborical
arboricidal
arboricide
arboricides
arboricities
arboricity
arboricole
arboricolous
arboricultural
arboriculture
arboricultures
arboriculturist
arboriform

Literary usage of Arboretum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"The University arboretum is at Lincoln, Nebraska, on the high prairies 60 miles ... Juniperus communie (native in western portion; University arboretum). ..."

2. The American Rose Annual by American Rose Society (1917)
"Roses in the Arnold arboretum By J. HORACE McFARLAND NOT very many Americans realize, it is feared, that the Arnold arboretum, at Jamaica Plain, ..."

3. Announcement by Lawrence Scientific School, Columbia University Teachers College. Horace Mann School (1902)
"THE ARNOLD arboretum. The Arnold arboretum was founded in 1872, by the trustees ... The arboretum occupies a portion of the Bussey Farm in West Roxbury, ..."

4. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"IN the 1921, July-August issue of 'Bird-Lore,' there is a short article by CH Early, entitled 'The Mockingbird of the Arnold arboretum,' pp. ..."

5. The Gentleman's Magazine (1837)
"We should like to have a judicious selection of Howe's works, edited by his present biographer. London's arboretum Britannicum. Nec. ..."

6. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1895)
"EAEE TREES AND SHRUBS IN THE ARNOLD arboretum, USA By Mons. ... The Arnold arboretum is situated some six miles south-west of the city of Boston; ..."

7. Annual Report of the American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society to by American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society (1912)
"public parks of Rochester; and a very promising arboretum in St. Louis, ... There is a fine arboretum in the Botanical Gardens at Ottawa, Canada, ..."

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