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trel·lis

 (trĕl′ĭs)
n.
1. A structure of open latticework, especially one used as a support for vines and other climbing plants.
2. An arbor or arch made of latticework.
tr.v. trel·lised, trel·lis·ing, trel·lis·es
1. To provide (an area) with a trellis.
2. To cause or allow (a vine, for example) to grow on a trellis.

[Middle English trelis, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *trilīcius, from Latin trilīx, trilīc-, woven with three threads : tri-, tri- + līcium, thread.]

trellis

(ˈtrɛlɪs)
n
1. (Horticulture) a structure or pattern of latticework, esp one used to support climbing plants
2. an arch made of latticework
vb (tr)
3. to interweave (strips of wood, etc) to make a trellis
4. to provide or support with a trellis
[C14: from Old French treliz fabric of open texture, from Late Latin trilīcius woven with three threads, from Latin tri- + līcium thread]
ˈtrellis-ˌlike adj

trel•lis

(ˈtrɛl ɪs)

n.
1. a frame or structure of latticework; lattice.
2. such a framework used as a support for growing vines or plants.
3. a summerhouse, arch, etc., made chiefly or completely of latticework.
4. something with interwoven or interconnected parts suggesting a latticework.
v.t.
5. to furnish with a trellis.
6. to enclose in a trellis.
7. to train or support on a trellis.
8. to form into or like a trellis.
[1350–1400; Middle English trelis < Middle French (n.) < Late Latin trilīcius (for Latin trilīx) woven with three threads = Latin tri- tri- + -līcius, adj. derivative of līcium thread]

trellis


Past participle: trellised
Gerund: trellising

Imperative
trellis
trellis
Present
I trellis
you trellis
he/she/it trellises
we trellis
you trellis
they trellis
Preterite
I trellised
you trellised
he/she/it trellised
we trellised
you trellised
they trellised
Present Continuous
I am trellising
you are trellising
he/she/it is trellising
we are trellising
you are trellising
they are trellising
Present Perfect
I have trellised
you have trellised
he/she/it has trellised
we have trellised
you have trellised
they have trellised
Past Continuous
I was trellising
you were trellising
he/she/it was trellising
we were trellising
you were trellising
they were trellising
Past Perfect
I had trellised
you had trellised
he/she/it had trellised
we had trellised
you had trellised
they had trellised
Future
I will trellis
you will trellis
he/she/it will trellis
we will trellis
you will trellis
they will trellis
Future Perfect
I will have trellised
you will have trellised
he/she/it will have trellised
we will have trellised
you will have trellised
they will have trellised
Future Continuous
I will be trellising
you will be trellising
he/she/it will be trellising
we will be trellising
you will be trellising
they will be trellising
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been trellising
you have been trellising
he/she/it has been trellising
we have been trellising
you have been trellising
they have been trellising
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been trellising
you will have been trellising
he/she/it will have been trellising
we will have been trellising
you will have been trellising
they will have been trellising
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been trellising
you had been trellising
he/she/it had been trellising
we had been trellising
you had been trellising
they had been trellising
Conditional
I would trellis
you would trellis
he/she/it would trellis
we would trellis
you would trellis
they would trellis
Past Conditional
I would have trellised
you would have trellised
he/she/it would have trellised
we would have trellised
you would have trellised
they would have trellised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trellis - latticework used to support climbing plantstrellis - latticework used to support climbing plants
espalier - a trellis on which ornamental shrub or fruit tree is trained to grow flat
fretwork, latticework, lattice - framework consisting of an ornamental design made of strips of wood or metal
Verb1.trellis - train on a trellis, as of a vinetrellis - train on a trellis, as of a vine  
train - cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine"

trellis

noun framework, mesh, grille, lattice, tracery, latticework, espalier, trelliswork Sweet peas can be trained to grow up a trellis.
Translations

trellis

[ˈtrelɪs] Nespaldera f, enrejado m (Bot) → espaldera f, espaldar m

trellis

[ˈtrɛlɪs] ntreillis m, treillage m

trellis

nGitter nt; (for plants also) → Spalier nt
vt (= furnish with trellis)mit einem Gitter or Spalier versehen; vines etcam Spalier ziehen

trellis

[ˈtrɛlɪs] ngraticcio; (arched) → pergola
References in classic literature ?
She stood on the front veranda as he quitted the house, and absently picked a few sprays of jessamine that grew upon a trellis near by.
It was a long, roomy, one-storied villa, with a not unpicturesque combination of deep veranda and trellis work, which relieved the flat monotony of the interior and the barrenness of the freshly- cleared ground.
At any rate, being a gentleman of steady nerves, he soon recovered himself, and failed not to approach his cousin with outstretched hand; adopting the sensible precaution, however, to cover his advance with a smile, so broad and sultry, that, had it been only half as warm as it looked, a trellis of grapes might at once have turned purple under its summer-like exposure.
Rebecca heard the sound of the sewing machine in the dining-room and the chopping of meat in the kitchen; so knowing the whereabouts of both her aunts, she scrambled out of the window, caught hold of the lightning rod, slid down to the helpful cleat, jumped to the porch, used the woodbine trellis for a ladder, and was flying up the road in the storm before she had time to arrange any details of her future movements.
The walls, painted in fresco, represented a flowery trellis.
The news of the arrival of the Pharaon had not yet reached the old man, who, mounted on a chair, was amusing himself by training with trembling hand the nasturtiums and sprays of clematis that clambered over the trellis at his window.
They are in the form of an ordinary door, (a single, not a folding door) except that the lower half is latticed or worked in open trellis - thus affording an excellent hold for the hands.
The king, without appearing to notice either, knocked against the deal trellis which inclosed the cabin of the principal fisherman inhabiting the down.
A peach - a blushing, rich-flavored fruit, nestling in the trellis work on the garden- wall, hidden beneath its long, green leaves, - this little vegetable production, that a dormouse would nibble up without a thought, was sufficient to recall to the memory of this great monarch the mournful shade of the last surintendant of France.
Trills of melody were heard behind the scenes, and gurgling from a sweet pasteboard cottage covered with roses and trellis work.
Agricultural Research Service horticulturist Fumiomi Takeda of the Appalachian Fruit Research Station developed a rotating cross-arm (RCA) trellis and cane-training system to help growers overcome environmental challenges, produce more fruit, and reduce labor costs.
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