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[trey-lij; French tre-yazh] /ˈtreɪ lɪdʒ; French trɛˈyaʒ/
latticework; a lattice or trellis.
Origin of treillage
1690-1700; < French, equivalent to treille vine-arbor, trellis (< Latin trichila; compare Medieval Latin trelia) + -age -age Unabridged
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  • One shed shelters an entire semicircle of treillage, pure Louis XV., an exquisite example of a lost art.

    The Ways of Men Eliot Gregory
  • M. Blanc describes lace as a “treillage” or network, and says it is made in three ways.

    Needlework As Art Marian Alford
  • Breakfasted with Gell in his Boschetto Gellio under a treillage of vines, and surrounded by fruits and flowers.

    The Greville Memoirs Charles C. F. Greville
British Dictionary definitions for treillage


latticework; trellis
Word Origin
C17: from French, from Old French treille bower, from Latin trichila; see -age
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