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topiary

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adjective to·pi·ary \ˈtō-pē-ˌer-ē\

Definition of topiary

  1. :  of, relating to, or being the practice or art of training, cutting, and trimming trees or shrubs into odd or ornamental shapes; also :  characterized by such work

Origin and Etymology of topiary

Latin topiarius, from topia ornamental gardening, irregular from Greek topos place


First Known Use: 1592


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topiary

noun to·pi·ary

Definition of topiary

plural

topiaries

  1. 1 :  topiary art or gardening; also :  a topiary garden

  2. 2a :  a plant shaped by topiary artb :  topiary plants

Examples of topiary in a sentence

  1. a garden featuring topiaries and fountains

1904

First Known Use of topiary

1904


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topiary

noun to·pi·ary

Definition of topiary for English Language Learners

  • : plants (such as trees and bushes) that are cut or grown into decorative shapes; also : the art of shaping plants in this way

  • : a plant that is cut or grown into a decorative shape


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