Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Latticework, especially a trellis for a vine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. latticework for supporting vines, etc.; an espalier; a trellis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Latticework for supporting vines, etc.; an espalier; a trellis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In horticulture, a structure of light posts and rails for supporting wall-trees, etc.; a lattice; a trellis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. latticework used to support climbing plants

Etymologies

French, from Old French treille, bower supported by trelliswork, from Latin trichila, bower, arbor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French treillage. See trellis. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Click on the left of the treillage (a window will appear) and enter the number from the mathematician's riddle (9152).

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • At the extremity of the lists which was nearest to the city, there was a range of elevated galleries for the King and his courtiers, so highly decorated with rustic treillage, intermingled with gilded ornaments, that the spot retains to this day the name of the Golden, or Gilded, Arbour.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • She appeared amongst her companions, and vanished from them, with a degree of rapidity which was inconceivable and hedges, treillage, or such like obstructions, were surmounted by her in a manner which the most vigilant eye could not detect; for, after being observed on the side of the barrier at one instant, in another she was beheld close beside the spectator.

    Anne of Geierstein

  • It is painted with treillage and filled with sweet peas, lavender, and alchemilla, intended—according to Mirabel, who directed the flower theming—to evoke the freshness of the English countryside in June in contrast to the atmosphere of an old bus station, which the theater usually evokes.

    Hound in the Left-hand Corner, The

  • Anna had come from behind the treillage to meet him, and Levin saw in the dim light of the study the very woman of the portrait, in a dark blue shot gown, not in the same position nor with the same expression, but with the same perfection of beauty which the artist had caught in the portrait.

    Anna Karenina

  • TREILLE, _f. _, ceps de vigne élevés contre un mur _ou_ un treillage.

    French Conversation and Composition

  • I like Hamilton's little Marly; we walked in the great allee, and drank tea in the arbour of treillage; they talked of Shakspeare and Booth, of Swift and my Lord Bath, and I was thinking of Madame Sevigne.

    Letters of Horace Walpole 01

  • One shed shelters an entire semicircle of _treillage_, pure Louis XV., an exquisite example of a lost art.

    The Ways of Men

  • Climbing lianas, which cross from one tree to the other, like ropes passing from mast to mast, help to fill up all the gaps in this treillage; and parasites -- not timid parasites like ivy or like moss, but parasites which are trees self-grafted upon trees -- dominate the primitive trunks, overwhelm them, usurp the place of their foliage, and fall back to the ground, forming factitious weeping-willows.

    Two Years in the French West Indies

  • Close to the rear wall overhanging the lake, ran a treillage of grape vines, and on the small grass sown plat of garden, belated paeonies tossed up their brilliant balls, as play-things for the wind that swept over the blue waves, breaking into a fringe of foam beyond the stone enclosure.

    At the Mercy of Tiberius

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