Of or regarding a tree or even trees of nature of woods
- of or associated with or created by woods
- resembling a tree in type and branching construction
- inhabiting or frequenting trees
- Of or regarding a tree, or even woods; of nature of woods.
- attached with, present or upon, or frequenting, forests or woods; because, arboreal pets.
adjusted for residing trees. Instances inculde monkeys, squirrels, and particular species of parrot. Compare to terrestrial.
1660s, from Latin arboreus "pertaining to trees," from arbor "tree," that is of as yet not known source, + -al (1).
(a.) Of or related to a tree, or even woods; of nature of trees.
- (a.) mounted on, present or upon, or frequenting, forests or woods; as, arboreal pets.
Fire was generally used in clearing these lands, with the result that their arboreal vegetation was ultimately killed and their fertility destroyed.