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trellis

[ trel-is ]
/ ˈtrɛl ɪs /
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noun
verb (used with object)
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Origin of trellis

1350–1400; Middle English trelis<Middle French (noun) <Late Latin trilīcius (for Latin trilīx) woven with three threads, equivalent to Latin tri-tri- + līci(um) thread + -us adj. suffix
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How to use trellis in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for trellis

trellis
/ (ˈtrɛlɪs) /

noun
a structure or pattern of latticework, esp one used to support climbing plants
an arch made of latticework
verb (tr)
to interweave (strips of wood, etc) to make a trellis
to provide or support with a trellis

Derived forms of trellis

trellis-like, adjective

Word Origin for trellis

C14: from Old French treliz fabric of open texture, from Late Latin trilīcius woven with three threads, from Latin tri- + līcium thread
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