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
trellisedplay \ˈtre-ləst\ adjective
Recent Examples of trellis from the Web
Lady Boothby’. This one also is capable of climbing, and can reach more than 15 feet tall tied to a trellis.
A trellis will be attached to the top to provide shade and privacy for the outdoor eating area that will be installed later.
Another trellis supports peas, with other vegetables planted closely around the base of its container.
That’s in addition to the community garden, which will be largely vertical and grown on trellises.
Then as the sugar snaps get sapped, the long beans take over the trellis.
The avocado trees are the workhorses, acting as trellises for passion fruit vines and providing shade for the coffee bushes.
Vegetables can be grown on walls, trellises or towers.
Traditionally, vines have been trained on wire trellis systems, up and away from the ground, sometimes as high as 7 feet, to protect grapes against diseases brought on by dampness.
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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
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of trellis
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
First Known Use of trellis
TRELLIS Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of trellis for Students
: a frame of lattice used especially as a screen or a support for climbing plants
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