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arboreous adj
1 inhabiting or frequenting trees; "arboreal apes" [syn: arboreal, tree-living] [ant: nonarboreal]
2 abounding in trees; "an arboreous landscape"; "violets in woodsy shady spots"; "a woody area near the highway" [syn: arboraceous, woodsy, woody]
3 resembling a tree in form and branching structure; "arborescent coral found off the coast of Bermuda"; "dendriform sponges" [syn: arboreal, arborescent, arboresque, arboriform, dendriform, dendroid, dendroidal, treelike, tree-shaped]
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