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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: treliz 'roughly woven cloth, trellis', from Vulgar Latin trilicius 'woven with three threads', from Latin tri- 'three' + licium 'thread'

trellis

noun
     
Related topics: Gardening
trel‧lis [countable]
DLG a frame made of long narrow pieces of wood that cross each other, used to support climbing plants

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