Pollard meaning

pŏlərd
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A tree whose top branches have been cut back to the trunk so that it may produce a dense growth of new shoots.
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An animal, such as an ox, goat, or sheep, that no longer has its horns.
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To convert or make into a pollard.
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A hornless goat, deer, ox, etc.
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A tree with its top branches cut back to the trunk, so as to cause a dense growth of new shoots.
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To change into a pollard.
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(often) A tree that has been pruned by cutting its branches back close to the trunk to promote a more bushy growth of foliage.
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An animal, such as cattle or deer, whose horns have been removed or shed.
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The chub (fish), Leuciscus cephalus.
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(horticulture) To prune a tree heavily, cutting branches back to the trunk, so that it produces dense new growth.
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Origin of pollard

  • From poll

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English polle (“hair of the head"), (recorded in English since c.1290), from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch pol (“head, top"); the verb is from the noun.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English poll (“head") or the given name Paul + the pejorative suffix -ard.

    From Wiktionary