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1. A tree whose top branches have been cut back to the trunk so that it may produce a dense growth of new shoots.
2. An animal, such as an ox, goat, or sheep, that no longer has its horns.
tr.v. pol·lard·ed, pol·lard·ing, pol·lards
To convert or make into a pollard.
1. (Animals) an animal, such as a sheep or deer, that has either shed its horns or antlers or has had them removed
2. (Botany) a tree that has had its top cut off to encourage the formation of a crown of branches
(Horticulture) (tr) to convert into a pollard; poll
[C16: hornless animal; see poll]
1. a tree cut back nearly to the trunk, so as to produce a dense mass of branches.
2. a hornless stag, ox, sheep, etc.v.t.
3. to make a pollard of.
Past participle: pollarded
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|Noun||1.||pollard - a tree with limbs cut back to promote a more bushy growth of foliage|
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
|2.||pollard - a usually horned animal that has either shed its horns or had them removed|
ruminant - any of various cud-chewing hoofed mammals having a stomach divided into four (occasionally three) compartments
|Verb||1.||pollard - convert into a pollard; "pollard trees"|