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English

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Etymology

From 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.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
pollard

Plural
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A willow tree pollard.
  1. (often Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A tree that has been pruned by cutting its branches back close to the trunk to promote a more bushy growth of foliage.
  2. An animal, such as cattle or deer, whose horns have been removed or lost.
  3. Another name of Leuciscus cephalus, usually called chub.

Verb

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Infinitive
to pollard

Third person singular
pollards

Simple past
pollarded

Past participle
-

Present participle
pollarding

to pollard (third-person singular simple present pollards, present participle pollarding, simple past and past participle pollarded)
  1. (horticulture) To prune a tree heavily, cutting branches back to the trunk, so that it produces dense new growth.

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