Botanical Words Alphabetical List - TO
TOMENTOSE: Covered with thickly matted, woolly hairs.
TOMENTUM: A covering composed of short, thickly matted, woolly hairs.
TOP-DRESSING:A material, such as compost or manure, that is applied to the surface around the plant to aid in drainage, decrease erosion, prevent moisture loss, and keep weeds down, as well as dress up the plant.
TOPIARY: Clipped or cut into ornamental shapes. Topiary work is the clipping and trimming of shrubs and trees into regular or whimsical shapes.
TOPOGRAPHY: The shape of the ground's surface like hills, valleys, plains, and slopes.
TOP SOIL: 1. A term for a presumed fertile soil. 2. The surface plow layer of soil. 3. The upper 3 feet of soil. 4. The A-horizon or surface soil. 5. The surface or upper part of the soil.
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