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arbuscŭla , ae, f. dim. from arbor, as majusculus, minusculus, from major, minor.
I. A small tree, shrub.
A. Lit., Varr. R. R. 3, 15; Col. 5, 10, 7; 5, 11, 13; 11, 2, 79.—
B. Transf., of a tuft of feathers: “arbuscula crinita,” i. e. the crown on the head of the peacock, Plin. 11, 37, 44, § 121.—
II. In mechanics, a movable machine for propelling military engines, Gr. ἁμαξόποδες, Vitr. 10, 20.
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