Pronunciation: (i-spal'yur, -yā), [key]
1. a trellis or framework on which the trunk and branches of fruit trees or shrubs are trained to grow in one plane.
2. a plant so trained.
1. to train on an espalier.
2. to furnish with an espalier.
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