[pol-erd] /ˈpɒl ərd/

a tree cut back nearly to the trunk, so as to produce a dense mass of branches.
an animal, as a stag, ox, or sheep, having no horns.
verb (used with object)
to convert into a pollard.
an animal, such as a sheep or deer, that has either shed its horns or antlers or has had them removed
a tree that has had its top cut off to encourage the formation of a crown of branches
(transitive) to convert into a pollard; poll

1540s, “de-horned animal,” from poll (v.2) + -ard. In reference to polled trees, from 1610s.


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