- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)n. plant, sapling, scrub, shrub, bush; timber; whiffletree; stake; gibbet, gallows; family tree, pedigree, lineage. See vegetable, ancestry.II(Roget's IV) n. Common types of trees include: ash, elm, oak, maple, catalpa, evergreen, spruce, balsam, birch, tulip, aspen, fir, cypress, juniper, larch, tamarack, pine, cedar, beech, chestnut, eucalyptus, hickory, walnut, sycamore, ailanthus, magnolia, olive, fig, ficus, plane, palm, willow, locust, sequoia, redwood, poplar, acacia, cottonwood, beech, box elder, apple, crabapple, redbud, mulberry, cherry, peach, plum, pear, prune, banyan, baobab, bamboo, abba, calabra, betel, mahogany, ebony, bo, ironwood, dogwood, ginko, bottle; see also wood 1 .• up a tree*,Syn. cornered, in difficulty, trapped; see in trouble 1 at trouble .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.hardwood tree, softwood tree, conifer, evergreen, shrub, sapling, timber, acacia, alder, apple, ash, aspen, balsam, banyan, bayberry, beech, birch, breadfruit, butternut, cacao, camphor tree, cashew, cedar, cherry, chestnut, chinaberry, cinnamon, clove, coconut, cottonwood, cypress, date palm, dogwood, ebony, elder, elm, eucalyptus, fig, fir, frankincense, gingko, grapefruit, guava, gum, hawthorn, hazelnut, hemlock, hickory, holly, hornbeam, ironwood, juniper, larch, laurel, lemon, lime, linden, locust, magnolia, mahogany, mango, mangrove, maple, mimosa, mountain ash, mulberry, nutmeg, oak, olive, orange, palm, papaw, papaya, peach, pear, pecan, persimmon, pine, pistachio, plum, pomegranate, poplar, redwood, rosewood, sandalwood, sassafras, satinwood, sequoia, spruce, sycamore, tamarack, tamarind, tangerine, teak, tulip oak, walnut, willow, witch hazel, yew.WORD FIND• bristles growing out of leaves: beard• center of trunk: heartwood• covering: bark• cultivates, one who: arborculturist• cultivation of: arborculture• dwarfed or stunted, Japanese variety of: bonsai• fantastically shaped, as an animal, by pruning: topiary• flaky bark, such as birch: scurf• fungus sometimes growing out of side: conk• garden of: arboretum• giant: redwood, sequoia• growth rings to determine past climate, study of: dendrochronology• leaf-shedding: deciduous• pertaining to: arboreal• pitch hole: pitch pocket• region, trees of a: sylva• ring marking past location of branch, tough: knot• rings of trunk from which age can be determined: growth rings• root, central: taproot• rope and thread, inner bark used in: bast• rotting leaves and debris collected under a tree: litter• sap or resin, excretes: gland• secretion: resin, sap• shady recess created by boughs: bower• stub: stump• studies trees, one who: dendrologist• study of: dendrology• thicket of shrubby trees: chaparral, copse• thick with branches: ramose• top cut to stimulate growth, tree with: pollard• trunk: bole, stock• tumor in which insect lives: gall• twisted: gnarled• uppermost story of leaves: canopy, crown• walk, tree-bordered: alameda• wartlike protuberance: burl• wind, knocked over by or off by wind: windfall, windthrow• wind, line of trees planted to check: windbreak• wood between bark and heartwood: sapwood
English dictionary for students. 2013.