Definition of arbor vitae in English:

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arbor vitae

Pronunciation: /ˌɑːbə ˈvʌɪtiː/
/ˌɑːbə ˈviːtʌɪ/


Another term for thuja.


Mid 16th century: from Latin, literally 'tree of life', probably with reference to its medicinal use.

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