trellised [trel-ist] ExamplesWord Origin adjective Armor.

  1. noting armor having diagonally crisscrossed strips of leather enframing metal plates, the whole being sewn to a flexible backing.

Origin of trellised late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at trellis, -ed3 Related formsun·trel·lised, adjective trellis [trel-is] noun

  1. a frame or structure of latticework; lattice.
  2. a framework of this kind used as a support for growing vines or plants.
  3. a summerhouse, gazebo, arch, etc., made chiefly or completely of latticework.
  4. Heraldry. a charge of bendlets overlying bendlets sinister, the whole being cloué at the crossings.

verb (used with object)

  1. to furnish with a trellis.
  2. to enclose in a trellis.
  3. to train or support on a trellis.
  4. to form into or like a trellis.

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 Examples from the Web for trellised Historical Examples of trellised

  • The method is applied to both vase-formed and trellised vines.

    Manual of American Grape-Growing

    U. P. Hedrick

  • It is concave and trellised, and is beautifully engraved by Daniel Hopfer.

    Spanish Arms and Armour

    Albert F. Calvert

  • The moon shone brightly on the trellised piazza of the —— House, at Niagara.

    Rose Clark

    Fanny Fern

  • Does that brazen scroll shade you better than did the trellised vine?



  • She stands on the trellised orifice; and there the matter ends.

    The Life of the Fly

    J. Henri Fabre

  • British Dictionary definitions for trellised trellis noun

    1. a structure or pattern of latticework, esp one used to support climbing plants
    2. an arch made of latticework

    verb (tr)

    1. to interweave (strips of wood, etc) to make a trellis
    2. to provide or support with a trellis

    Derived Formstrellis-like, adjectiveWord 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 Word Origin and History for trellised trellis n.

    c.1400, “lattice, grating,” from Old French trelis, originally “sackcloth,” from Vulgar Latin *trilicius, from Latin trilicis, genitive of trilix “having three threads, triple-twilled,” from tri- three + licium “thread.” Cognate with Greek trimitos. Sense extended in Old French to things “woven” of iron, etc., which brought on influence of Old French treille “vine trellis,” perhaps from Latin trichila “bower, arbor,” which is apparently from Latin triclinium “couch extending round three sides of a table” (for reclining on at meals). Meaning “lattice used to support growing vines” is from 1510s.

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