[ pleech ]
/ plitʃ /

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).

Origin of pleach

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

Related forms

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

British Dictionary definitions for pleach


/ (pliːtʃ) /


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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