Saturday, January 14, 2017

word of the day: pollard

The word of the day is pollard:

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. 

"I pointed to where our village lay, on the flat in-shore among the alder-trees and pollards, a mile or more from the church."

 - Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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