Definitions

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  • adjective Having some characteristics of a tree; resembling or similar to a tree.

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  • adjective resembling a tree in form and branching structure

Etymologies

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From tree +‎ -like. Compare Swedish trädliknande ("treelike").

Examples

  • Irene Neuwirth , a jewelry designer, launched a TriBeCa popup shop Friday, a cavernous space in which her wares, priced from $1,500 to $175,000, were displayed among gold, treelike statues designed in collaboration with architect Marc Fornes .

    TriBeCa Popup Shines

  • A treelike steel column with three torqued branches supports the cantilever, adding a structural necessity that looks like sculpture.

    Transforming an Ugly Duckling

  • Behind their fennel camouflage, the mallow tasted weedy, treelike—a leaf you could imagine giraffes or buffalos gnashing on.

    Day of Honey

  • The 112.8 million blogs and their participants, the hundreds of social bookmarking sites and their users, the dozens of social networking sites and their millions of members, and the numerous authority sites are intercon - nected in an intricate lacework of branches resembling the treelike projections of a neuron, called dendrites.

    Why Blogs are the Brain of the World or, the Story of Write to Done | Write to Done

  • The house sits amongst the trees and is supported on a series of concrete piles with treelike steel supports.

    Church Point House by Utz-Sanby Architects

  • Behind their fennel camouflage, the mallow tasted weedy, treelike—a leaf you could imagine giraffes or buffalos gnashing on.

    Day of Honey

  • He was aware of red branching things around him, treelike structures, and he knew that what he was seeing was a different kind of skeleton—it was all the blood that was in these people, these peasants.

    Blood Ninja II

  • And it made him a monster because the people he was aware of, those close to him, were not people in the true sense, they were just branching, treelike structures of blood, pulsing red in the darkness.

    Blood Ninja II

  • He was aware of red branching things around him, treelike structures, and he knew that what he was seeing was a different kind of skeleton—it was all the blood that was in these people, these peasants.

    Blood Ninja II

  •     You watch her show the woman a purse, watch her arms move as she selects a second purse off a treelike stand, watch the way she cocks one foot up on its toe behind the other as she sells.

    Shopgirls

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