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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.]
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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
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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]
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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
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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"
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trellis

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

trellis

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

[ˈtrɛlɪs] ntreillis m, treillage m
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trellis

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

[ˈtrɛlɪs] ngraticcio; (arched) → pergola
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The real fun starts with trellising (espalier), where trees are trained to grow on a two-dimensional plane to save space.
Caged tomatoes are often a bit smaller, but more plentiful, than those grown from staking or trellising.
All grape diseases can be prevented in part with attentive trellising, pruning and mulching.
Trellising can make immensely satisfactory internal divisions to create garden rooms, as well as being key in supporting your favourite plants.
The 13.5-acre vineyard is divided into six blocks: production (yields from this block will be used for winemaking classes), demonstration (where viticulture students will learn trellising and vine-training systems), the heritage block (home to more than 200 varieties of dry-farmed, sustainable vines), two library blocks (sample varieties from around the world), and the student rotation block.
Where overhead trellising isn't an option, build a 30-foot-long, 6-foot-tall, three-wire trellis supported at 10-foot intervals by pressure-treated 6-by-6 posts.