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arborescent

Line breaks: ar¦bor|es¦cent
Pronunciation: /ˌɑːbəˈrɛs(ə)nt
 
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Definition of arborescent in English:

adjective

chiefly Botany
Tree-like in growth or appearance: arborescent succulents
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin arborescent- 'growing into a tree', from arborescere, from arbor 'tree'.

Derivatives

arborescence

1
noun
Example sentences
  • 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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