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).
intertwine, knit, fuse, mingle, mix, twist, plait, link, braid, blend, darn, enlace, twine, interweave, tuck, pleat, tress, crease, fold, weave
- plea bargain,
- plea bargaining,
Origin of pleach
1350–1400; Middle English plechen, variant of plashen to plash2
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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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