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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A specialist in the care of woody plants, especially trees.

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  • n. A person in the practice of arboriculture; a tree surgeon

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who makes trees his study, or who is versed in the knowledge of trees.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cultivator of trees; one engaged in the culture of trees: as. “our cunning arborists,”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a specialist in treating damaged trees

Etymologies

From Latin arbor, tree.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • "A cultivator of trees; one engaged in the culture of trees: as. “our cunning arborists,”"
    --Century Dictionary

    March 29, 2011