pollard

pollard

[pol-erd]
noun
1.
a tree cut back nearly to the trunk, so as to produce a dense mass of branches.
2.
an animal, as a stag, ox, or sheep, having no horns.
verb (used with object)
3.
to convert into a pollard.

Origin:
1515–25; poll1 + -ard

unpollarded, adjective
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pollard (ˈpɒləd)
 
n
1.  an animal, such as a sheep or deer, that has either shed its horns or antlers or has had them removed
2.  a tree that has had its top cut off to encourage the formation of a crown of branches
 
vb
3.  (tr) to convert into a pollard; poll
 
[C16: hornless animal; see poll]

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