Definition of topiary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtəʊpiəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtoʊpieri//
[uncountable] Crafts and skills
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the art of cutting bushes into shapes such as birds or animals See related entries: Crafts and skills Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French topiaire, from Latin topiarius ‘ornamental gardener’, from topia opera ‘fancy gardening’, from a diminutive of Greek topos ‘place’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: topiary