verb (used with object)

to interweave (branches, vines, etc.), as for a hedge or arbor.
to make or renew (a hedge, arbor, etc.) by such interweaving.
to braid (hair).

Nearby words

  1. plc,
  2. plea,
  3. plea bargain,
  4. plea bargaining,
  5. plea-bargain,
  6. plead,
  7. pleadable,
  8. pleader,
  9. pleading,
  10. pleadingly

Origin of pleach

1350–1400; Middle English plechen, variant of plashen to plash2

Related formsun·pleached, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pleach



mainly British to interlace the stems or boughs of (a tree or hedge)Also: plash

Word Origin for pleach

C14 plechen, from Old North French plechier, from Latin plectere to weave, plait; compare plash ²

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