What does arboreal mean?

Definitions for arboreal
ɑrˈbɔr i əl, -ˈboʊr-ar·bo·re·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arborical, arboreal, arborary, arborousadjective

    of or relating to or formed by trees

    "an arborous roof"

  2. arboreal, arboreous, tree-livingadjective

    inhabiting or frequenting trees

    "arboreal apes"

  3. arboreal, arboreous, arborescent, arboresque, arboriform, dendriform, dendroid, dendroidal, treelike, tree-shapedadjective

    resembling a tree in form and branching structure

    "arborescent coral found off the coast of Bermuda"; "dendriform sponges"


  1. arborealnoun

    Any tree-dwelling creature.

  2. arborealadjective

    Of, relating to, or resembling a tree; treely.

  3. arborealadjective

    Living in or among trees.

  4. Etymology: From arbor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arborealadjective

    of or pertaining to a tree, or to trees; of nature of trees

  2. Arborealadjective

    attached to, found in or upon, or frequenting, woods or trees; as, arboreal animals


  1. Arboreal

    living in, on, or among trees.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of arboreal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of arboreal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of arboreal in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Field:

    It may have taken on the order of 100 years for the' fern spike' to begin, and about 1,000 years for forest communities to rebound, once forests were back, the ancestors of today's modern tree-dwelling birds could -- and did -- move into the trees. By a couple of millions of years after the asteroid impact, we have direct evidence of arboreal fossil birds.

  2. Charles Robert Darwin:

    Man is descended from a hairy, tailed quadruped, probably arboreal in its habits.

  3. Valentina Mella:

    Koalas are nocturnal animals, so they are only active at night, and they are arboreal, which means that they live in trees and rely on them for food, shelter and, as we just discovered, also for drinking, koalas actually spend 98% of their lives in trees and the only time they are on the ground is when they are trying to find another tree with a more generous food supply or a mate.

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