Know Your Next Word : espalier

25. espalier :

noun :

A tree trained to grow flat against a wall

verb :

To train a tree in such a way

usage :

  • First, you get to see the Food Garden with all its first-class espaliered fruit trees trained into the shape of vases and goblets, as well as the classic Belgian fence. (Steve Whysall : Tale of Two Gardens (University of B.C. Botanical Garden and the Nitobe Memorial Garden) : Vancouver Sun (Canada) : Aug 29 - 2008.)

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