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espalier

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English

Espaliered fruit tree.

Etymology

From French espalier, from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:Template:lang:it derivations]] spalliera, from spalla (shoulder).

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Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
espalier

Plural
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espalier ({{{1}}})
  1. A latticework against which to grow or train shrubs, fruit-trees, etc.
  2. A horticultural technique using pruning and shaping to train the branches of a tree or shrub into a two-dimensional ornamental design, as along a wall or fence.
  3. A plant that has been shaped in this manner.

Verb

Infinitive
to espalier

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to espalier (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To train a plant in this manner.

See also


French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:it derivations]] spalliera.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /espalje/

Noun

espalier m. (plural espaliers)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) espalier
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) wall bars

Norwegian

Etymology

From French espalier, from [[w:Template:lang:it language|Template:lang:it]][[Category:no:Template:lang:it derivations]] spalliera, from spalla (shoulder).

Noun

espalier

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) espalier
  2. A formation of people lined up in two columns facing each other (to secure a passageway).
  • Danne espalier

Inflection


References

  • espalier” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.
  • espalier” in The Ordnett Dictionary

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