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To • pi • ar • y (tö’pi-er’i), adj. [ L. topiarius, concerning an ornamental garden < topia (opera),
ornamental gardening < Gr, topos, place], designating or of the art of trimming and training shrubs or
trees into unnatural ornamental shapes.
n. [ pl. TOPIARIES (-iz)], 1. Topiary art or work. 2. A topiary garden.