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1. A tree or shrub that is trained to grow in a flat plane against a wall or trellis, often in a symmetrical pattern.
2. A trellis or other framework on which an espalier is grown.
tr.v. es·pal·iered, es·pal·ier·ing, es·pal·iers
1. To train as or on an espalier.
2. To provide with an espalier.
[French, from Italian spalliera, shoulder support, from spalla, shoulder, from Late Latin spatula, shoulder blade, from Latin; see spatula.]
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1. (Horticulture) an ornamental shrub or fruit tree that has been trained to grow flat, as against a wall
2. (Horticulture) the trellis, framework, or arrangement of stakes on which such plants are trained
3. (Horticulture) the method used to produce such plants
(Horticulture) (tr) to train (a plant) on an espalier
[C17: from French: trellis, from Old Italian: shoulder supports, from spalla shoulder, from Late Latin spatula]
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art at esquire(ɪˈspæl yər, -yeɪ)
1. a trellis or framework on which the trunk and branches of fruit trees or shrubs are trained to grow in one plane.
2. a plant so trained.v.t.
3. to train on an espalier.
4. to furnish with an espalier.
[1655–65; < French, Middle French: trellis < Italian spalliera back rest, espalier]
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Past participle: espaliered
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A pruning and training method of fruit trees where the main stem is trained vertically with branches either side trained horizontally to form evenly spaced layers in a single plane.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
espalier[ɪˈspəeljəʳ] N → espaldar m
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