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topiary

noun to·pi·ary \ ˈtō-pē-ˌer-ē \

Definition of topiary

plural topiaries
1 a :a plant shaped by topiary art
b :topiary plants
2 :topiary art or gardening; also :a topiary garden

Examples of topiary in a Sentence

  1. a garden featuring topiaries and fountains

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First Known Use of topiary

1904


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topiary

adjective

Definition of topiary

: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


TOPIARY Defined for English Language Learners

topiary

noun

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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