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trellis

noun trel·lis \ ˈtre-ləs \
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of trellis

1 : a frame of latticework used as a screen or as a support for climbing plants
2 : a construction (such as a summerhouse) chiefly of latticework
3 : an arrangement that forms or gives the effect of a lattice
  • a trellis of interlacing streams

trellised

play \ˈtre-ləst\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of trellis

Middle English trelis, from Anglo-French treleis, from Old French treille arbor, from Latin trichila summerhouse

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trellis

verb

Definition of trellis

transitive verb
1 : to provide with a trellis; especially : to train (a plant, such as a vine) on a trellis
2 : to cross or interlace on or through : interweave

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First Known Use of trellis

15th century

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TRELLIS Defined for English Language Learners

trellis

noun

Definition of trellis for English Language Learners

  • : a frame with long pieces of wood that cross each other that is used as a support for climbing plants


TRELLIS Defined for Kids

trellis

noun trel·lis \ ˈtre-ləs \

Definition of trellis for Students

: a frame of lattice used especially as a screen or a support for climbing plants


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