pollard
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈpɒl.əd/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈpɑ.lɚd/
Noun

pollard (plural pollards)

  1. (often, attributive) A pruned tree; the wood of such trees.
    • 1869, Richard Doddridge Blackmore, Lorna Doone, Chapter 65,
      Only a little pollard hedge kept us from their blood-shot eyes.
    • 1903, Howard Pyle, The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, Part III, Chapter Third, page 116
      And at this place there was a long, straight causeway, with two long rows of pollard willows, one upon either hand.
  2. A buck deer that has shed its antlers.
  3. A hornless variety of domestic animal, as cattle or goats.
  4. (obsolete, rare) A European chub (Squalius cephalus, syn. Leuciscus cephalus), a kind of fish.
  5. (now Australian) A fine grade of bran including some flour.
  6. (numismatics, historical) A 13th-century European coin minted as a debased counterfeit of the sterling silver penny of Edward I of England, at first legally accepted as a halfpenny and then outlawed.
Verb

pollard (pollards, present participle pollarding; past and past participle pollarded)

  1. (horticulture) To prune a tree heavily, cutting branches back to the trunk, so that it produces dense new growth.
    • 1910, Edward Morgan Forster, Howards End, Chapter 11,
      I didn't know one could pollard elms. I thought one only pollarded willows.

Pollard
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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