Origin of topiaryClassical Latin topiarius, concerning an ornamental garden from topia (opera), ornamental gardening from Classical Greek topos, place: see topic
- topiary art or work
- a topiary garden
- Topiary work or art.
- A topiary garden.
Origin of topiaryLatin topiārius from topia ornamental gardening from Greek topia pl. of topion field diminutive of topos place
- In the manner of a topiary.
- Of, or relating to art of topiaries.
(countable and uncountable, plural topiaries)
- (countable) A garden decorated with shrubs which have been trimmed in artistic shapes, often of animals.
- (countable) One such shrub or tree.
- (uncountable) Topiary gardening.
From Latin topiarius (“of or relating to ornamental gardening; an ornamental garden, an ornamental gardener"), from Ancient Greek Ï„ÏŒÏ€Î¹Î± (topia, “artistic representation in which natural or artificial features of a place are used as the medium"), from Ï„ÏŒÏ€Î¿Ï‚ (topos, “place"). The adjective use dates to 1592, the noun use dates to 1908.