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pleach

[pleech]
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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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British Dictionary definitions for pleach

pleach

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

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