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espalier Explained

espalier at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[es'pæljə]

espalier at French => English Of Explained:

espalier

espalier at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Tree or other plant trained to grow flat against a support (such as a trellis or wall). The term is also used for the support itself, as well as for the method or technique. The technique was developed in Europe to encourage fruit-tree production in an incompatible climate; it originally used a wall to provide heat as well as support. Decorative or space-saving espaliers use metal, wire, or wooden frames to create ornamental shapes for shrubbery or to train trees on trellises, walls, or fences. Evergreens such as loquat, fire thorn, sweet bay magnolia, and upright yew, as well as dwarf apple and pear trees, make excellent espaliers.

espalier at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 a tree or SHRUB that is grown flat along a wooden or wire frame on a wall
2 the frame that such a tree grows along

espalier at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun
1 a tree or SHRUB that is grown flat along a wooden or wire frame on a wall
2 the frame that such a tree grows along

Espalier at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Espalier \Es*pal"ier\, n. [F. espalier, fr. It. spalliera, fr.
spalla shoulder, the same word as F. ['e]paule. See
{Epaulet}.] (Hort.)
A railing or trellis upon which fruit trees or shrubs are
trained, as upon a wall; a tree or row of trees so trained.

And figs from standard and espalier join. --Pope.

Espalier \Es*pal"ier\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Espaliered}; p. pr.
& vb. n. {Espaliering}.]
To form an espalier of, or to protect by an espalier.

espalier at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

espalier
n : a trellis on which ornamental shrub or fruit tree is trained
to grow flat

espalier at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: was wotd » 2008|April|19
Category: Image - :Espalier fruit tree at Standen, West Sussex, England May 2006.JPG|thumb|right|Espaliered fruit tree.

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » espalier|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » it Inter: term » spalliera, from Inter: term » spalla||shoulder.
Inter: wikipedi » a

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ɪˈspalɪə/|/ɛsˈpæl.ɪ.eɪ/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ɪˈspæl.jɚ/|/ɪˈspæl.jeɪ/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-espalier.ogg|Audio (US), Inter: audio » en-us-espalier2.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n


  • A latticework used to shape or train the branches of a tree or shrub into a two-dimensional ornamental or useful design, as along a wall or fence.
    1. 1974, Inter: w » Lawrence Durrell, Monsieur, Faber & Faber 1992, p. 223:
    2. : The garment stalls carried the traditional blue vine-dressers' outfits, sunhats, and the great willow pitchforks grown in espalier at villages like Sauve.
    3. A plant that has been shaped in this manner.

      Verb

      Inter: en-ver » b


  • To train a plant in this manner.

    See also

    * arborsculpture
    • bonsai
    • topiary

      Anagrams

      * pearlies


    French

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » it|fr Inter: term » spalliera.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /espalje/|lang=fr

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » m
  • Inter: context » agriculture|lang=fr espalier
    1. Inter: context » sports|lang=fr wall bars

      Anagrams

      * épileras

  • pèlerais

  • Norwegian

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » fr|no Inter: term » espalier|lang=fr, from Inter: etyl » it|no Inter: term » spalliera, from Inter: term » spalla||shoulder.

    Noun

    Inter: head » no|noun
  • Inter: context » agriculture|lang=no espalier
    1. A formation of people lined up in two columns facing each other (to secure a passageway).


    :* Danne espalier

    Inflection

    Inter: no-noun-infl » nb-class=n4|nn-class=n1

    References

    * Inter: R:Dokumentasjonsprosjekte » t
    • Inter: R:Ordnet » t


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    Translation: zh » espalier