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to·pi·ar·y

 (tō′pē-ĕr′ē)
adj.
Of or characterized by the clipping or trimming of live shrubs or trees into decorative shapes, as of animals.
n. pl. to·pi·ar·ies
1. Topiary work or art.
2. A topiary garden.

[Latin topiārius, from topia, ornamental gardening, from Greek topia, pl. of topion, field, diminutive of topos, place.]

topiary

(ˈtəʊpɪərɪ)
adj
(Horticulture) of, relating to, or characterized by the trimming or training of trees or bushes into artificial decorative animal, geometric, or other shapes
npl -aries
1. (Horticulture)
a. topiary work
b. a topiary garden
2. (Horticulture) the art of topiary
[C16: from French topiaire, from Latin topia decorative garden work, from Greek topion little place, from topos place]
topiarian adj
ˈtopiarist n

to•pi•ar•y

(ˈtoʊ piˌɛr i)

adj., n., pl. -ar•ies. adj.
1. (of a tree or shrub) clipped or trimmed into fantastic or ornamental shapes.
2. of or pertaining to such trimming.
n.
3. topiary work; the topiary art.
4. a garden containing such work.
[1585–95; < Latin topiārius pertaining to ornamental gardening <topi(a) (pl.) artificial landscape]

topiary

- Describing shrubs and trees that are trimmed, it is derived from Latin topiarius, "ornamental gardener."
See also related terms for shrubs.

topiary

A method of pruning trees and shrubs to produce formal geometric or decorative shapes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.topiary - a garden having shrubs clipped or trimmed into decorative shapes especially of animalstopiary - a garden having shrubs clipped or trimmed into decorative shapes especially of animals
garden - a plot of ground where plants are cultivated
2.topiary - making decorative shapes by trimming shrubs or treestopiary - making decorative shapes by trimming shrubs or trees
artistic creation, artistic production, art - the creation of beautiful or significant things; "art does not need to be innovative to be good"; "I was never any good at art"; "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"
Translations

topiary

[ˈtəʊpɪərɪ] Narte m de recortar los arbustos en formas de animales

topiary

[ˈtəʊpiəri] ntopiaire f

topiary

n (Hort) → Formschnitt m

topiary

[ˈtəʊpɪərɪ] narte f topiaria
References in periodicals archive ?
Although it looks like an immaculate work of art by Mother Nature from a distance, this particular tree doesn't need to be fine-tuned by a topiarist.
We nodded to each other and exchanged the occasional word, but we never actually got our heads together for a serious conversation which was just as well as our eyebrows could have got tangled and we would have needed a topiarist to snip us apart.
uk A TALENTED Teesside topiarist has transformed the giant hedges in his garden into memories of his childhood spent in Africa.