from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or characterized by the clipping or trimming of live shrubs or trees into decorative shapes, as of animals.
- n. Topiary work or art.
- n. A topiary garden.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. In the manner of a topiary.
- adj. Of, or relating to art of topiaries.
- n. A garden decorated with shrubs which have been trimmed in artistic shapes, often of animals.
- n. One such shrub or tree.
- n. Topiary gardening.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to ornamental gardening; produced by cutting, trimming, etc.; topiarian.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In gardening, clipped or cut into ornamental shapes; also, of or pertaining to such trimming. Topiary work is the clipping and trimming of trees and shrubs into regular or fantastic shapes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a garden having shrubs clipped or trimmed into decorative shapes especially of animals
- n. making decorative shapes by trimming shrubs or trees
Latin topiārius, from topia, ornamental gardening, from Greek topia, pl. of topion, field, diminutive of topos, place.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin topiarius ("of or relating to ornamental gardening; an ornamental garden, an ornamental gardener"), from Ancient Greek τόπια (topia, "artistic representation in which natural or artificial features of a place are used as the medium"), from τόπος (topos, "place"). The adjective use dates to 1592, the noun use dates to 1908. (Wiktionary)