Lat"tice, v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Latticed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Latticing (?).] 1. To make a lattice of;
as, to lattice timbers.
2. To close, as an opening, with latticework;
to furnish with a lattice; as, to lattice a window.
To lattice up, to cover or inclose with a
Therein it seemeth he [Alexander] hath latticed
up Cæsar. Sir T. North.
Lat"tice (?), n. [OE. latis, F.
lattis lathwork, fr. latte lath. See Latten, 1st
Lath.] 1. Any work of wood or metal, made
by crossing laths, or thin strips, and forming a network; as, the
lattice of a window; -- called also
The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and cried
through the lattice. Judg. v. 28.
2. (Her.) The representation of a
piece of latticework used as a bearing, the bands being vertical and
Lattice bridge, a bridge supported by
lattice girders, or latticework trusses. -- Lattice
girder (Arch.), a girder of which the wed
consists of diagonal pieces crossing each other in the manner of
latticework. -- Lattice plant (Bot.),
an aquatic plant of Madagascar (Ouvirandra fenestralis),
whose leaves have interstices between their ribs and cross veins, so
as to resemble latticework. A second species is O. Berneriana.
The genus is merged in Aponogeton by recent authors.