trellis

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English[edit]

A trellis for growing climbing plants

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English trelis, from Anglo-Norman treleis, from Old French treille (arbor), from Latin trichila (arbor", "summer house)

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Noun[edit]

trellis (plural trellises)

  1. An outdoor garden frame which can be used for partitioning a common area.
  2. An outdoor garden frame which can be used to grow vines or other climbing plants.
  3. (computing theory) A kind of graph used in communication theory and encryption.

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Verb[edit]

trellis (third-person singular simple present trellises, present participle trellising, simple past and past participle trellised)

  1. (transitive) To train or arrange (plants) so that they grow against a trellis.
    to trellis vines

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