- of or relating to trees; treelike.
- Also arboreous. living in or among trees.
- Zoology. adapted for living and moving about in trees, as the limbs and skeleton of opossums, squirrels, monkeys, and apes.
- of, relating to, or resembling a tree
- living in or among treesarboreal monkeys
1660s, from Latin arboreus “pertaining to trees,” from arbor “tree,” of unknown origin, + -al (1).
- Relating to or living in trees.