Definitions for arboretumˌɑr bəˈri təm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ar•bo•re•tum*ˌɑr bəˈri təm(n.)(pl.)-tums, -ta
a parklike area in which many different trees or shrubs are grown for study or display.
Origin of arboretum:
1830–40; < L arborētum a plantation of trees
arboretum, botanical garden(noun)
a facility where trees and shrubs are cultivated for exhibition
A place where many varieties of trees are grown for research, educational, and ornamental purposes.
Origin: From arboretum, from arbor.
a place in which a collection of rare trees and shrubs is cultivated for scientific or educational purposes
An arboretum in a narrow sense is a collection of trees only. Related collections include a fruticetum, and a viticetum, a collection of vines. More commonly, today, an arboretum is a botanical garden containing living collections of woody plants intended at least partly for scientific study. An arboretum specializing in growing conifers is known as a pinetum. Other specialist arboreta include salicetums, populetums, and quercetums. The term arboretum was first used in an English publication by John Claudius Loudon in 1833 in The Gardener's Magazine but the concept was already long-established by then.
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