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pollard (n.)

1540s, "de-horned animal," from poll (v.2) + -ard. In reference to trees cut back nearly to the trunk, from 1610s. Such trees form a dense head of spreading branches, which can be cut for basket-making, etc.

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Definitions of pollard
1
pollard (n.)
a tree with limbs cut back to promote a more bushy growth of foliage;
pollard (n.)
a usually horned animal that has either shed its horns or had them removed;
2
pollard (v.)
convert into a pollard;
pollard trees
Synonyms: poll
From wordnet.princeton.edu