from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A place where an extensive variety of woody plants are cultivated for scientific, educational, and ornamental purposes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A place where many varieties of trees are grown for research, educational, and ornamental purposes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A place in which a collection of rare trees and shrubs is cultivated for scientific or educational purposes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place in which trees and shrubs, especially rare ones, are cultivated for scientific or other purposes; a botanical tree-garden.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition
Latin arborētum, a place grown with trees, from arbor, tree.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin arborētum ("place grown with trees"), from arbor ("tree"). (Wiktionary)