• WordNet 3.6
    • adj tree-shaped resembling a tree in form and branching structure "arborescent coral found off the coast of Bermuda","dendriform sponges"
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In literature:

On the terrace were occasional closely-trimmed yew trees, or box trees clipped in odd shapes.
"The 1926 Tatler" by Various
The Shawanoe so shaped his course that he passed the tree near which he had placed the rifle, tomahawk, and knife of Lone Bear.
"Footprints in the Forest" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
They likewise found the root of a fir tree, bent and nearly fashioned into the shape of a bow.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
There was a wedge-shaped garden in front, and it was encompassed by chestnut-trees.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
It is good to see the young trees acquire size and take shape.
"The Apple-Tree" by L. H. Bailey
People shaped like dead trees.
"Fantazius Mallare" by Ben Hecht
Presently the trees bend eastward, permanently mis-shaped by the icy winter blasts.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
A simple bridge led across the gully; it was made of a few trees, and even provided with a railing in the shape of a vine.
"Two Years with the Natives in the Western Pacific" by Felix Speiser
He recognized one of the trees because it had a peculiar shape.
"Eight Keys to Eden" by Mark Irvin Clifton
One of them picked a long dart-shaped fruit off the tree and essayed to drop it on the head of his mate below.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
Ordinarily the top of the tree should be so shaped that the lower branches will be about four feet from the ground.
"The Pecan and its Culture" by H. Harold Hume
She stood looking out of the window at the sodden earth, the blotted shapes of the trees.
"Amabel Channice" by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Already the sky was clearer, and the trees and men were beginning to take dim shape.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
Sometimes, the queerly shaped Venusian trees talked too, but their voices were quieter.
"Happy Ending" by Fredric Brown
Above the line of dark blue that was the ocean, and in the light blue that was the sky, was etched a tree-shaped brown smudge.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
He got up and went to the window, but he could not see beyond the high trees, which swayed and moaned and took strange shapes in the wind.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
In the garden wuz growin' trees, trimmed all sorts of shapes, some on 'em wuz shaped like bird cages and birds wuz singin' inside of 'em.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
He had stared steadily at that tree more than once, and its shape was quite clear in his mind.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
The sheet of ice was of a very irregular shape and broken by several islets, upon which grew trees.
"Through Russian Snows" by G. A Henty
Islands took shape, trees stepped out from their obscurity and small details drew into focus.
"Wings of the Wind" by Credo Harris

In poetry:

He heard the stealthy feet of things
Whose shapes he could not see,
A flutter as of evil wings,
The fall of a dead tree.
"Norembega" by John Greenleaf Whittier
I took the music of the breeze,
And water whispering in the trees,
And shaped the soul that breathed below
A woman's blossom breasts of snow.
"Remembered" by Madison Julius Cawein
The heart that once leaped in the tree
Yet lives in the fantastic shapes
That foolish Man hath made to be --
But see how wide yon cupboard gapes!
"Vigil" by Katharine Tynan
Since then, keen lessons that love deceives,
And wrings with wrong, have shaped to me
Your face, and the God-curst sun, and a tree,
And a pond edged with grayish leaves.
"Neutral Tones" by Thomas Hardy
But faster move the days than birds in flight!
Black loom the trees in Scutari; unnumbered
The tombs they shade, their marble shapes as white
As bones bleached by the rays of many summers.
"Istanbul" by Ivan Bunin
Made of all shapes that flit and sway,
And mass, and scatter in the breeze,
And meet and part, open and close;
Thou sister of the clouds and trees,
Thou daintier phantom of the rose,
Thou nun of the hot and honeyed day.
"Shadow" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Spend some time among the artful bonsai trees at the Chicago Botanic Garden and think about the power you have to shape your own life.
Adriana Salerno (Bates College, AMS Blogger) found this pi-shaped tree root while on a hike to Wallace Falls in Gold Bar, Washington.
After a second look, I notice these latte shapes are numerous all over the tree.
Trees can come in all shapes and colors , from pink to striped to black.
Trees can come in all shapes and colors, from pink to striped to black.
One of the village's last great elms , the umbrella-shaped tree started dying in 2010 and was dead last year.
Hick's Florist in Oneonta has metal silhouettes in the shape of stars, snowmen, candles, trees, reindeer and angels for $20, $25 and $30.
'Root & Branch' at Princeton explores a fundamental shape in art and life: Trees.
Perfectly-shaped Christmas trees are best achieved by making "pole trees" with lights.
I do hate Christmas-tree ornaments shaped like pickles — they're ugly and vaguely frightening.
Pei 's circa-1987 Miami Tower—continually bathed in light—is transformed into a ritual beacon of holiday cheer, a 47-story Christmas tree adorned with merry snowflake-shaped lights.
I plugged the hole and was able to save the limb and the tree, however, with a homemade patch that's still in good shape.
Plums are relatively easy to grow and the trees are a pleasing shape in the landscape.
I forgot how long it took to shape the tree.
If there is one thing this North Country has plenty of, it's apple trees that haven't been pruned , sprayed or maintained in any way, shape or form, for years.

In science:

For the right-swept trees this follows from their definition. S : For any staircase tiling s ∈ Sn the shape is uniquely constructed from one or two smaller shapes.
Recursive bijections for Catalan objects
A : For any arc tree a ∈ An the shape is constructed from one or two smaller shapes.
Recursive bijections for Catalan objects
Now the bijections between right-swept trees, staircase tilings and arc trees for n = 3 can be illustrated, in Figure 18: Example 2: Here we take a shape in S12 , seen in Figure 14.
Recursive bijections for Catalan objects
First, the tree structure takes into account the shape of the system (Barnes & Hut 1986).
Long-term stability of collisionless equilibrium configurations; algorithms
Shape quantization and recognition with randomized trees.
False discovery rate control with multivariate $p$-values
It is around a factor twenty smaller than the tree-level potential and has an opposite shape.
D-term inflation after spontaneous symmetry breaking
The main difference with the previous set of figures is that the 1-loop corrections are even smaller as compared to the tree-level potential (around a factor of 500) and that the 1-loop corrections are only of opposite shape as compared to the tree level potential for small Φ.
D-term inflation after spontaneous symmetry breaking
The 1-loop correction is around a factor 20 smaller than the tree-level potential and it has an opposite shape.
D-term inflation after spontaneous symmetry breaking
Another factor that effects the tree estimation quality is tree shape.
Computational Tools for Evaluating Phylogenetic and Hierarchical Clustering Trees
Erd ˝os et al. (1999) have shown that the tree shape that requires the longest sequence length for inferring the root as accurately as possible is the balanced tree.
Computational Tools for Evaluating Phylogenetic and Hierarchical Clustering Trees
Because of resource limitations in sensor networks, building centralized indexes is often not practical. proposes a peer-tree, a distributed R-tree using peer-to-peer techniques, partitioning the sensor network into hierarchical, rectangle shaped clusters.
Multiresolution Cube Estimators for Sensor Network Aggregate Queries
The second part of the proof uses the Whitney move IHX construction of to “simplify” the shape of the algebraically canceling pairs of trees.
Geometric Filtrations of Classical Link Concordance
The merging history of a galaxy is then described by the shape of the tree.
Galactic Structure and Stellar Populations
By using a tree method the disk and bulge enjoy high resolution and flexibility to possibly large changes in their shape.
Contribution of the Large Magellanic Cloud to the Galactic Warp
Rogers) Is every acyclic homogeneous curve tree-like? In other words, does trivial cohomology imply trivial shape for homogeneous curves? Solution.
Problems from Topology Proceedings