Treelike in growth or appearance: arborescent ferns
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- The calcareous outcrop area in Leeds, St. Clair County, Alabama, is a site with soils too thin to support woody arborescent vegetation and is subjected to frequent scouring from a near-by stream, keeping it in an open sunny condition.
- Quercus virginiana was the only arborescent species found at all five middens.
- In the late 1950s and early 1960s Santa Rita was the source of a large number of beautifully sharp, lustrous cuprite crystals coating arborescent and wiry masses of native copper.
late 17th century: from Latin arborescent- 'growing into a tree', from arborescere, from arbor 'tree'.
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- The independent evolution of arborescence in nearly all major groups of plants was key to the development of multistratal forests in some habitats at this time.
- Borrichia arborescence and Vigna luteola were among the common plants found in tropical scrub habitats extending from the beach to the interior of the islands.
- A directed graph is called an arborescence if, from a given node known as the root vertex, there is exactly one elementary path to every other node.
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- The British & World English dictionary