arboresco

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From arbor (tree) +‎ -ēscō.

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arborēscō (defective conjugation)

  1. I become a tree.
    • c. 78 CE, Pliny the Elder, Karl Friedrich Theodor Mayhoff editor, Naturalis Historia, book 19, chapter 23:
      namque tradunt auctores in Arabia malvas septimo mense arborescere baculorumque usum praebere.
      Indeed, authors in Arabia hand down the tradition that mallows become trees in the seventh month and see use as walking-sticks.

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  • This verb is defective, with only those forms based on the first principal part.

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