Definition Of topiary

noun

the art or practice of clipping shrubs or trees into ornamental shapes.

A secondary aim of topiary pruning is to determine the root.

Example Of topiary

  • a cottage surrounded by topiary and flowers

  • A secondary aim of topiary pruning is to determine the root.

  • After you've gotten the knack of making a simply topiary shape, you can try more elaborate shapes, such as animals and giant birds.

  • All that remains of the eighteenth-century Italian garden are three terraces with geometric topiary shrubs.

  • Along that stretch of two-lane, one encounters a remarkable range of topiary and ornamental eccentricity.


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