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espalier


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Espalier  \Es*pal"ier\,  n.  [F.  espalier,  fr  It  spalliera  fr 
  spalla  shoulder,  the  same  word  as  F.  ['e]paule.  See 
  {Epaulet}.]  (Hort.) 
  A  railing  or  trellis  upon  which  fruit  trees  or  shrubs  are 
  trained,  as  upon  a  wall;  a  tree  or  row  of  trees  so  trained. 
 
  And  figs  from  standard  and  espalier  join  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Espalier  \Es*pal"ier\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Espaliered};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Espaliering}.] 
  To  form  an  espalier  of  or  to  protect  by  an  espalier. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  espalier 
  n  :  a  trellis  on  which  ornamental  shrub  or  fruit  tree  is  trained 
  to  grow  flat 




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