treeiness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tree +‎ -y +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

treeiness (uncountable)

  1. (rare) Resemblance to a tree.
    • 1913, Royal Society of Arts, Journal of the Royal Society of Arts
      ...found it necessary to discard the treeiness of the tree and the grassiness of the grass.
    • 1970, Morse Peckham, The triumph of Romanticism: collected essays
      When we try to say what a tree is, we can only say that a tree is a manifestation of treeiness.
    • 1974, Beatrice Kean Seymour, Summer of life
      You know what I mean, anyway — 'the treeiness of the tree.' But I don't believe he's seen a picture by either.

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