horizontal espalier

Lemma

horizontal espalier

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

noun

Definizione

Trellis or lattice used in horticulture for training a tree or vine flat against a wall, [...], allowing it to get a maximum of air and sun and bringing the fruit within easy reach for gathering.1

Nota

The term is used for the support itself, as well as for the method or technique, which is ideal for planting against walls, as the warmth from the wall helps make the fruit, and also the wood, ripe, so making the wood more frost resistant.
[...] The term is more commonly used for the tree or vine so trained.2

Contesto

Trim the side branches off of the horizontal espalier arms in early summer and again in late summer to retain the visual look of the espalier.3

Trascrizione fonetica

/hɒrɪˈzɒntl ɪˈspəeljəʳ/ 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
ND
Abbreviazioni
ND
Etimologia

1660s, from French espalier (16c.), from Italian spalliera "stake-works shoulder-high," from spalla "shoulder," from Latin spatula.5

Etichetta di paese
ND
Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova, Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere, Corso di Laurea in Teorie e Tecniche della Mediazione Interlinguistica.

Data della scheda
Wed Oct 30 15:08:42 2013
Autore

Alessandro Pontarelli, rev. Deirdre Kantz

Fonti

1 : McGraw-Hill, Dictionary of Architecture & Construction, on http://www.answers.com/topic/espalier#ixzz2i3kTUvUW (10.9.2013).

2 : http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/192665/espalier (10.9.2013); http://blog.spaldingbulb.co.uk/terms/e/ (10.9.2013).

3 : http://www.ehow.com/how_12048863_to-espalier-grapes.html (10.9.2013).

4 : http://www.wordreference.com/definition/horizontal (10.9.2013); http://www.wordreference.com/definition/espalier (10.9.2013).

5 : http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=espalier (10.9.2013).

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