[ pol-erd ]
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  1. a tree cut back nearly to the trunk, so as to produce a dense mass of branches.

  2. an animal, as a stag, ox, or sheep, having no horns.

verb (used with object)
  1. to convert into a pollard.

Origin of pollard

First recorded in 1515–25; poll1 + -ard

Other words from pollard

  • un·pol·lard·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pollard


/ (ˈpɒləd) /

  1. an animal, such as a sheep or deer, that has either shed its horns or antlers or has had them removed

  2. a tree that has had its top cut off to encourage the formation of a crown of branches

  1. (tr) to convert into a pollard; poll

Origin of pollard

C16: hornless animal; see poll

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