From arbor (“tree”) + -ēscō.
arborēscō (present infinitive arborēscere); third conjugation, no perfect or supine forms
- 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.
- This verb is defective, with only those forms based on the first principal part.
- arboresco in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- arboresco in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette