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pleach

[pleech] /plitʃ/
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).
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English plechen, variant of plashen to plash2
Related forms
unpleached, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pleaching

pleach

/pliːtʃ/
verb
1.
(mainly Brit) to interlace the stems or boughs of (a tree or hedge) Also plash
Word Origin
C14 plechen, from Old North French plechier, from Latin plectere to weave, plait; compare plash²
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