Definition of arborescent in English:

arborescent

adjective

Botany
  • Treelike in growth or appearance.

    ‘arborescent ferns’
    • ‘Quercus virginiana was the only arborescent species found at all five middens.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An amazing find of crystallized arborescent copper groups was made at the Central mine town site in spring 1999.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Late 17th century: from Latin arborescent- ‘growing into a tree’, from arborescere, from arbor ‘tree’.

Pronunciation

arborescent

/ˌärbəˈres(ə)nt//ˌɑrbəˈrɛs(ə)nt/