- a place where trees or shrubs are cultivated for their scientific or educational interest
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ar•bo•re•tum /ˌɑrbəˈritəm/USA pronunciation n.[countable], pl. -tums, -ta (-tə).WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- a parklike area in which many different trees or shrubs are grown for study or display.
ar•bo•re•tum (är′bə rē′təm),USA pronunciation n., pl. -tums, -ta (är′bə rē′təm),USA pronunciation
- a plot of land on which many different trees or shrubs are grown for study or display.
- Latin arborētum a plantation of trees, equivalent. to arbor tree + -ētum suffix denoting place where a given plant grows (compare alameda)
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arboretum /ˌɑːbəˈriːtəm/ n ( pl -ta /
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