noun, plural to·pi·ar·ies.
Origin of topiary
Examples from the Web for topiary
He took meeting after meeting with giddy Hollywood executives and pitched them his followup—a sci-fi epic called A Topiary.‘Upstream Color,’ Shane Carruth’s Sci-Fi Drama, Is the Year’s Craziest Film (So Far)|Marlow Stern|April 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Real name Hector Monsegur, he helped the FBI level charges on U.K.-based team members Topiary and Kayla.Anonymous Member Speaks About Divide in the Collective’s Mission|Parmy Olson|June 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
One of them was Topiary, an alleged leader of the LulzSec group.
These topiary hedges were known to the Romans, with whom the topiarius was the ornamental gardener.Amusements in Mathematics|Henry Ernest Dudeney
There were bushes exhibiting fantastic examples of the topiary art, and here, too, was a sun-dial.Bat Wing|Sax Rohmer
The basin which formerly occupied the centre was replaced some years ago by a block of yew surmounted by topiary figures.Mazes and Labyrinths|W. H. Matthews
There is a quaint charm in the results of the topiary art, in the prim imagery of evergreens, that all ages have felt.Garden Design and Architects' Gardens|W. Robinson
May I add that poodles ought not to be shaved with a safety-razor, but should be trimmed by a topiary expert?
British Dictionary definitions for topiary
- topiary work
- a topiary garden
Word Origin for topiary
Word Origin and History for topiary
1590s, from Latin topiarius "of or pertaining to ornamental gardening," from topia "ornamental gardening," from Greek topia, plural of topion, originally "a field," diminutive of topos "place" (see topos). The noun is first recorded 1908, from the adjective.