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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A trellis on which ornamental shrub or fruit tree is trained to grow flat.

Usage examples (36)
  • Also, it may be trained as a single trunk tree or espalier.
  • Though it grows to a good size, it can be pruned into any shape and would be good for espalier.
  • He had decided to espalier the fig shoots, training them into a fence to shelter our back yard.
  • It's a paradise for climbers, for some evergreens... for some fruit trees "en espalier", etc... for more
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