Topiary meaning

tōpē-ĕrē
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Of, or relating to art of topiaries.
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Of or characterized by the clipping or trimming of live shrubs or trees into decorative shapes, as of animals.
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Topiary work or art.
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A topiary garden.
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Designating or of the art of trimming and training shrubs or trees into unusual, ornamental shapes.
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Topiary art or work.
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A topiary garden.
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In the manner of a topiary.
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(countable) A garden decorated with shrubs which have been trimmed in artistic shapes, often of animals.
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(countable) One such shrub or tree.
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(uncountable) Topiary gardening.
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Origin of topiary

  • Latin topiārius from topia ornamental gardening from Greek topia pl. of topion field diminutive of topos place

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

  • From Latin topiarius (“of or relating to ornamental gardening; an ornamental garden, an ornamental gardener"), from Ancient Greek τόπια (topia, “artistic representation in which natural or artificial features of a place are used as the medium"), from τόπος (topos, “place"). The adjective use dates to 1592, the noun use dates to 1908.

    From Wiktionary