from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Relating to or resembling a tree.
- adjective Living in trees; arboreous.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or of the nature of trees.
- Living on or among trees; inhabiting or frequenting forests.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Of or pertaining to a tree, or to trees; of nature of trees.
- adjective Attached to, found in or upon, or frequenting, woods or trees.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Of, relating to, or resembling a
- adjective Living in or among trees.
- noun Any tree-dwelling creature.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of or relating to or formed by trees
- adjective inhabiting or frequenting trees
- adjective resembling a tree in form and branching structure
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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It's actually arboreal, which is quite extraordinary when you think about it.
Specialist organisms such as arboreal lichens, wood-rotting fungi, and mosses and invertebrates have declined with the decrease in large old trees, snags, and logs.
As opposed to, say, spiders or scorpions I guess you don't need binocular vision to pick those up... or some kind of arboreal predator like huge birds of prey or big cats.
The poem is part of a kind of arboreal sub-genre within Wordsworth's nature verse and continues the modification of the eighteenth-century Georgic he had previously made in "Yew-Trees" and The Excursion.
It's the next best thing to xkcd -- which is saying quite a bit -- and its combination of snark, social commentary, and skewering of pseudoscience is made all the more hilarious by the starring role of two sentient arboreal crustaceans.
Dr Mary Ann LundSchool of English, University of Leicester• Let's not have a spate of arboreal puns Letters, 22 February.
So I wonder if the reptilean ancestors of the birds had a cursorial or an arboreal approach to early flight ….
Holten is now an expert on the Concourse arboreal ecology: the tree museum includes a map of the locations and names of some 100 trees, which together cover some 60 species.
Large brains and other adaptations are later, but it would appear that it may have been the chimps and gorillas who developed adaptations for arboreal life, and in the process shifted to walking on all fours and putting weight on the knuckles of their hands -- rather than these being features that our ancestors shed.
There's lots to discover locally – the area is honeycombed with caverns – or for crazy arboreal activity, Go Ape, with its zip wires and tarzan swings is half an hour's drive north-west of the farm.