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Tree-like in growth or appearance:‘arborescent succulents’
- ‘In the late 1950s and early 1960s Santa Rita was the source of a large number of beautifully sharp, lustrous cuprite crystals coating arborescent and wiry masses of native copper.’
- ‘An amazing find of crystallized arborescent copper groups was made at the Central mine town site in spring 1999.’
- ‘The calcareous outcrop area in Leeds, St. Clair County, Alabama, is a site with soils too thin to support woody arborescent vegetation and is subjected to frequent scouring from a near-by stream, keeping it in an open sunny condition.’
- ‘Quercus virginiana was the only arborescent species found at all five middens.’
- ‘Steve Whelan supplied valuable information on the discovery of the arborescent copper groups at the Central mine and allowed specimens in his personal collection to be photographed.’
Late 17th century: from Latin arborescent- growing into a tree, from arborescere, from arbor tree.
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