Definition of arbuscula
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Orthography ID = 2004155
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LNS
arbuscula, arbusculae
from arbor, as majusculus, minusculus, from major, minor, from arbor
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. A small tree, shrub
  2. a movable machine for propelling military engines
Abbreviations
arbuscula, ae, f. dim. from arbor, as majusculus, minusculus, from major, minor. A small tree, shrub. Lit., Varr. R. R. 3, 15; Col. 5, 10, 7; 5, 11, 13; 11, 2, 79.

— Transf., of a tuft of feathers: arbuscula crinita, i. e. the crown on the head of the peacock, Plin. 11, 37, 44, § 121.

— In mechanics, a movable machine for propelling military engines, Gr. ἁμαξόποδες, Vitr. 10, 20.
 
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