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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.]
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1. (Horticulture) a structure or pattern of latticework, esp one used to support climbing plants
2. an arch made of latticework
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]
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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]
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Past participle: trellised
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|Noun||1.||trellis - latticework used to support climbing plants|
espalier - a trellis on which ornamental shrub or fruit tree is trained to grow flat
|Verb||1.||trellis - train on a trellis, as of a vine |
train - cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine"
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noun framework, mesh, grille, lattice, tracery, latticework, espalier, trelliswork Sweet peas can be trained to grow up a trellis.
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