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Meaning of espalier

es•pal•ier

Pronunciation: (i-spal'yur, -yā), [key]
— n.
  1. a trellis or framework on which the trunk and branches of fruit trees or shrubs are trained to grow in one plane.
  2. a plant so trained.
—v.t.
  1. to train on an espalier.
  2. to furnish with an espalier.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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