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a.1.Of or pertaining to the ornamental cutting and trimming of trees, hedges, etc.; practicing ornamental gardening.
All the pedantries of the topiarian art.
- C. Kingsley.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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People sneer about people who stone-clad the exterior of their Victorian mid-terrace while they themselves exhibit potted topiarian bay trees either side of the front door which, in the ever-changing world of naff - along with limestone flooring - will undoubtedly become the new naff.