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a tree or shrub that has been dwarfed, as by pruning the roots and pinching, and is grown in a pot or other container and trained to produce a desired shape or effect.
the art or hobby of developing and growing such a plant or plants.
Contemporary Examples

Image is Everything: An Interview with Alejandro Zambra Juan Vidal February 27, 2014
Image is Everything: An Interview with Alejandro Zambra Juan Vidal February 27, 2014

noun (pl) -sai
the art of growing dwarfed ornamental varieties of trees or shrubs in small shallow pots or trays by selective pruning, etc
a tree or shrub grown by this method


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