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).
- un·pleached, adjective
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How to use pleach in a sentence
But he is equally at home in the gardens of the country gentlemen with their "pleached bowers" and "leafy orchards."The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare | Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
The Intendant, ever attentive to her wishes, offered his arm to lead her into the pleached walks of the illuminated garden.The Golden Dog | William Kirby
Reynard wakes up, catches Chanticleer (who is holding the censer) by the neck, and bolts into a thick pleached plantation.The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory | George Saintsbury
Then he and Nancy turned from the tempting stream and walked up a pleached alley of withies woven and interarched.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
There, definitely, he could trace the remains of flower-plots; pleached paths; low hedges and lichened rocks.Out of the Air | Inez Haynes Irwin
British Dictionary definitions for pleach
mainly British to interlace the stems or boughs of (a tree or hedge): Also: plash
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