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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
tree (noun)
1.
a) a woody perennial plant having a single usually elongate main stem generally with few or no branches on its lower part
b) a shrub or herb of arborescent form - rose trees a banana tree
2.
a) (1) a piece of wood (as a post or pole) usually adapted to a particular use or forming part of a structure or implement
(2) archaic the cross on which Jesus was crucified
b) archaic - gallows
3.
something in the form of or resembling a tree as
a) a diagram or graph that branches usually from a simple stem or vertex without forming loops or polygons - a genealogical tree phylogenetic trees
b) a much-branched system of channels especially in an animal body - the vascular tree
4.
- saddletree
tree (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to drive to or up a tree - treed by a bull dogs treeing game
b) to put into a position of extreme disadvantage - corner , especially to bring to bay
2.
to furnish or fit (as a shoe) with a tree
Tree (biographical name)
Sir Herbert (Draper) Beerbohm 1853–1917 Eng. actor-manager
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