Espalier

Espalier

(Science: botany) 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)

Origin: f. Espalier, fr. It. Spalliera, fr. Spalla shoulder, the same word as f. Epaule. See Epaulet.

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