Associations to the word «Tree»


TREE, noun. A large plant, not exactly defined, but typically over four meters in height, a single trunk which grows in girth with age and branches (which also grow in circumference with age).
TREE, noun. Any plant that is reminiscent of the above but not classified as a tree in the strict botanical sense: for example the banana "tree".
TREE, noun. An object made from a tree trunk and having multiple hooks or storage platforms.
TREE, noun. A device used to hold or stretch a shoe open.
TREE, noun. The structural frame of a saddle.
TREE, noun. (graph theory) A connected graph with no cycles or, equivalently, a connected graph with n vertices and n-1 edges.
TREE, noun. (computing theory) A recursive data structure in which each node has zero or more nodes as children.
TREE, noun. (graphical user interface) A display or listing of entries or elements such that there are primary and secondary entries shown, usually linked by drawn lines or by indenting to the right.
TREE, noun. Any structure or construct having branches akin to (1).
TREE, noun. The structure or wooden frame used in the construction of a saddle used in horse riding.
TREE, noun. (informal) Marijuana.
TREE, noun. (obsolete) A cross or gallows.
TREE, noun. (obsolete) wood; timber
TREE, noun. (chemistry) A mass of crystals, aggregated in arborescent forms, obtained by precipitation of a metal from solution.
TREE, verb. (transitive) To chase (an animal or person) up a tree.
TREE, verb. (transitive) To place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree.
TREE BARK, noun. All the tissues of a tree external to the vascular cambium; includes epidermis, cortex and phloem
TREE BURIAL, noun. Disposal of the dead by placing the corpse among the branches of a tree or in a hollow trunk.
TREE CALF, noun. A bright brown polished calfskin binding for books, stained with a conventional tree-like design.
TREE FARM, noun. A privately-owned farm where trees are grown for eventual harvest, usually softwoods.
TREE FARMS, noun. Plural of tree farm
TREE FERN, noun. Any of many tropical plants, of the families Cyatheaceae and Dicksoniaceae, that have tall trunks topped with fronds.
TREE FERNS, noun. Plural of tree fern
TREE FROG, noun. Frog of the family Hylidae, of small size and more elegant in form than the true frogs (family Ranidae), often with a bright coloration.
TREE FROGS, noun. Plural of tree frog
TREE HOLLOW, noun. (This entry is here for translation purposes only.)
TREE HOLLOWS, noun. Plural of tree hollow
TREE HOUSE, noun. (chiefly US) a recreational structure built among the branches of a tree
TREE HOUSE, noun. A tropical residence built in a tree, or on stilts
TREE HOUSES, noun. Plural of tree house
TREE HUGGER, noun. (slang) (pejorative) An environmental campaigner, especially one who aims to restrict logging.
TREE HUGGER, noun. (slang) A hippie.
TREE HUGGERS, noun. Plural of tree hugger
TREE KANGAROO, noun. Any of several Australian macropods, of the genus Dendrolagus, adapted for life in the trees
TREE KANGAROOS, noun. Plural of tree kangaroo
TREE KINGFISHER, noun. The most numerous family, Halcyonidae, of kingfishers; they are widely distributed in Africa, Asia and Australia
TREE KINGFISHERS, noun. Plural of tree kingfisher
TREE LAWN, noun. (Midwestern US) The grassy area between the sidewalk and the street.
TREE LINE, noun. A division in altitude above which trees tend not to grow on mountains.
TREE LINE, noun. A division in latitude where latitudes higher than that do not tend to grow trees (this line is not a constant latitude)
TREE LOBSTER, noun. Lord Howe Island stick insect
TREE LOBSTERS, noun. Plural of tree lobster
TREE OF HEAVEN, noun. An Asiatic tree (Ailanthus altissima) having foliage similar to that of the sumacs and ill-scented staminate flowers, much used in traditional Chinese medicine, but considered invasive and often subject to control efforts.
TREE OF LIFE, noun. A kind of tree, the arborvitae.
TREE ONION, noun. Allium × proliferum, a kind of hybrid onion with a cluster of bulblets where a normal onion would have flowers.
TREE OYSTER, noun. Synonym of oyster mushroom.
TREE OYSTERS, noun. Plural of tree oyster
TREE PANGOLIN, noun. A species of pangolin, Manis tricuspis.
TREE PANGOLINS, noun. Plural of tree pangolin
TREE PIPIT, noun. A small passerine bird, Anthus trivialis.
TREE PIPITS, noun. Plural of tree pipit
TREE RABBIT, noun. (Southern England, especially Hampshire) A squirrel
TREE RAT, noun. Any of very many diverse rodents; see Tree rat on Wikipedia.
TREE RAT, noun. (derogatory) A squirrel.
TREE RATS, noun. Plural of tree rat
TREE RING, noun. The annual growth ring in the trunk of a tree.
TREE RINGS, noun. Plural of tree ring
TREE SAP, noun. The fluid that circulates within the phloem of a tree to distribute water and nutrients
TREE SHREW, noun. A small mammal native to the tropical forests of Southeast Asia, resembling the shrew and classified scientifically as order Scandentia.
TREE SHREWS, noun. Plural of tree shrew
TREE SORREL, noun. The plant bilimbi, Averrhoa bilimbi.
TREE SPARROW, noun. A bird of the species Passer montanus
TREE STAND, noun. Alternative form of treestand
TREE STANDS, noun. Plural of tree stand
TREE SURGEON, noun. A person in the practice of arboriculture; an arborist or arboriculturist
TREE TENT, noun. A camping tent that is designed to be used above the ground and is usually attached to or supported by the neighbouring trees.
TREE TENTS, noun. Plural of tree tent
TREE THINKING, noun. (biology) A phylogenetic method of analysing evolutionary phenomena that uses the visualization of lineages as tree-like structures.
TREE TRUNK, noun. The main structural member of a tree.
TREE TRUNKS, noun. Plural of tree trunk

Dictionary definition

TREE, noun. A tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms.
TREE, noun. A figure that branches from a single root; "genealogical tree".
TREE, noun. English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917).
TREE, verb. Force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape.
TREE, verb. Plant with trees; "this lot should be treed so that the house will be shaded in summer".
TREE, verb. Chase an animal up a tree; "the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it"; "her dog likes to tree squirrels".
TREE, verb. Stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree.

Wise words

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