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verb (used with object)
  1. to interweave (branches, vines, etc.), as for a hedge or arbor.
  2. to make or renew (a hedge, arbor, etc.) by such interweaving.
  3. to braid (hair).
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Origin of pleach

1350–1400; Middle English plechen, variant of plashen to plash2
Related formsun·pleached, adjective
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Related Words for pleach

intertwine, knit, fuse, mingle, mix, twist, plait, link, braid, blend, pleach, darn, enlace, twine, interweave, tuck, pleat, tress, crease, fold

British Dictionary definitions for pleach


  1. mainly British to interlace the stems or boughs of (a tree or hedge)Also: plash
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Word Origin for pleach

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