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 Arbor Day.Arcades Ambo [Arcdes 3 syl.], 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Arbor Judæ.
Said to be so called because Judas Iscariot hanged himself thereon. This is one of those word-resemblances so delusive to etymologists. Judæ is the Spanish jud’ia (a French bean), and Arbor Judæ is a corruption of Arbol Judia (the bean-tree), so called from its bean-like pods.   1

 Arbor Day.Arcades Ambo [Arcdes 3 syl.], 

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