from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having the size, form, or characteristics of a tree; treelike.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Like a tree; having a structure or appearance similar to a tree's; branching.
- adj. Marked by insistence on totalizing principles, binarism and dualism (opposed to the rhizome theory).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Resembling a tree; becoming woody in stalk; dendritic; having crystallizations disposed like the branches and twigs of a tree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling a tree; tree-like in growth, size, or appearance; having the nature and habits of a tree; branching like a tree; dendritic.
- In bacterial., specifically applied to the branched, tree-like colony formed by certain bacteria in stab-cultures.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. resembling a tree in form and branching structure
Latin arborēscēns, arborēscent-, present participle of arborēscere, to grow to be a tree, from arbor, tree.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested around 1675, from Latin arborēscēns, present active participle of arborēscō ("become a tree"). The philosophical sense refers to the way genealogy trees are drawn. (Wiktionary)