Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A place where an extensive variety of woody plants are cultivated for scientific, educational, and ornamental purposes.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A place in which trees and shrubs, especially rare ones, are cultivated for scientific or other purposes; a botanical tree-garden.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A place in which a collection of rare trees and shrubs is cultivated for scientific or educational purposes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A place where many varieties of trees are grown for research, educational, and ornamental purposes.

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

  • noun a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition

Etymologies

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

[Latin arborētum, a place grown with trees, from arbor, tree.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin arborētum ("place grown with trees"), from arbor ("tree").

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