arboreal

[ ahr-bawr-ee-uh l, -bohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF arboreal

Synonyms for arboreal

  • arborescent
  • arborous
  • branchy
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An arboreal animal which makes itself at home in genealogical trees.

Heredity again, for the snake was the worst enemy of arboreal man.

As was stated above, all arboreal gregarious birds have this habit.

This arboreal device was not by any means a new one to the men of Massachusetts.

To be arboreal, the animal must sleep in trees or on a perch, but the chimpanzee cannot do so.

What crime did our arboreal ancestors commit that we must so suffer and atone for it?

It lives on the ground, but all the other species of this singular genus are arboreal.

They are gregarious, and most of them arboreal, though some are not so.

The mountain on which I stood was covered with trees woven into arboreal palaces.

Most of them are terrestrial, some arboreal, and some aquatic.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, from Latin arboreus "pertaining to trees," from arbor "tree," of unknown origin, + -al (1).