Topiarian
Topiarian Top`i*a"ri*an, a. [See {Toplary}.] Of or pertaining to the ornamental cutting and trimming of trees, hedges, etc.; practicing ornamental gardening. [R.] ``The topiarian artist.'' --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

All the pedantries of the topiarian art. --C. Kingsley. [1913 Webster]


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  • topiarian — to·pi·ar·i·an …   English syllables

  • topiarian — |tōpē|a(a)rēən, |er adjective Etymology: Latin topiarius + English an : topiary …   Useful english dictionary

  • Topiary — Top i*a*ry, a. [L. topiarius belonging to ornamental gardening, fr. topia (sc. opera) ornamental gardening, fr. Gr. ? a place.] Of or pertaining to ornamental gardening; produced by cutting, trimming, etc.; topiarian. [1913 Webster] {Topiary… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Topiary work — Topiary Top i*a*ry, a. [L. topiarius belonging to ornamental gardening, fr. topia (sc. opera) ornamental gardening, fr. Gr. ? a place.] Of or pertaining to ornamental gardening; produced by cutting, trimming, etc.; topiarian. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • topiary — [ təʊpɪəri] noun (plural topiaries) 1》 the art or practice of clipping shrubs or trees into ornamental shapes. 2》 shrubs or trees clipped in such a way. Derivatives topiarian pɪ ɛ:rɪən adjective topiarist noun Origin C16: from Fr …   English new terms dictionary

  • topiary — /ˈtoʊpiəri / (say tohpeeuhree) adjective 1. (of hedges, trees, etc.) clipped or trimmed into (fantastic) shapes. 2. of or relating to such trimming. –noun (plural topiaries) 3. topiary work; the topiary art. 4. a garden containing such work.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • topiary —   a.,n. (pertaining to) art of clipping shrubs, etc., into ornamental shapes.    ♦ topiarian, a.    ♦ topiarist, n. expert in topiary …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • topiary — adj. & n. adj. concerned with or formed by clipping shrubs, trees, etc. into ornamental shapes. n. (pl. ies) 1 topiary art. 2 an example of this. Derivatives: topiarian adj. topiarist n. Etymology: F topiaire f. L topiarius landscape gardener f.… …   Useful english dictionary

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