View definitions for arboreal


adjective as in relating to a tree

Strongest matches

  • arborescent
  • arborous

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  • branchy
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Example Sentences

Recent surveys since the turn of the century have discovered a dozen new species of amphibians and lizards including a new type of glass frog and an arboreal iguana.

For many arboreal animals, “jumping between limbs is such a common thing, and yet we so frequently only study it in pieces,” Graham says, such as looking just at the launch but not the landing.

Among the subjects are such arboreal details as “Birch Bark” and “Giant Sequoia Needles,” rendered at enlarged sizes, as well as tree stumps and downed trunks.

The work didn’t have the romance and danger of trying to outflank an advancing inferno, but it provided the gratification of turning arboreal debris into tinder for—one hoped—less devastating fires.

They are seeking help from lawmakers with limited power and developers who often have little incentive to preserve an arboreal landscape threatened by advancing blacktop.

Yet it is doubtful if the man-ape long remained a specially arboreal animal.

The organization of man renders it questionable if his primeval ancestor was arboreal to any similar extent.

Arboreal life could teach them little more; continuance in that school would have meant a very comfortable stagnation.

Our ancestors became at home in and well adapted to arboreal life, but the adaptation was never extreme.

Arboreal life was an excellent preparatory training toward human development.


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