arboresque

arbor

3 [ahr-ber]
noun, plural arbores [ahr-buh-reez] . Botany.
a tree.

Origin:
1660–70; < Neo-Latin, Latin: tree.

arboresque, adjective
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arbor1 (ˈɑːbə)
 
n
the US spelling of arbour

arbor2 (ˈɑːbə)
 
n
1.  a rotating shaft in a machine or power tool on which a milling cutter or grinding wheel is fitted
2.  a rotating shaft or mandrel on which a workpiece is fitted for machining
3.  metallurgy a part, piece, or structure used to reinforce the core of a mould
 
[C17: from Latin: tree, mast]

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arbor
c.1300, herber, "herb garden," from O.Fr. erbier "kitchen garden," from L. herba "grass, herb" (see herb). Later "a grassy plot" (early 14c., a sense also in O.Fr.), "a shaded nook" (mid-14c.). Probably not from L. arbor "tree," though influenced by its spelling.
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arbor ar·bor (är'bər)
n. pl. ar·bo·res (är'bə-rēz')
A treelike anatomical structure.

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