When Clinton first visited India in 1995, she was festooned with garlands at every stop.
After a few opening songs, we broke up into small groups and hung wreaths and garlands and tinsel (oh my).
The crosses and garlands looked strange, but the hills and woods of this landscape look still stranger.
Their heads were crowned with garlands of amaranth and roses.
Their designs were conventional, but the working out was like the quaintly formal primness of wild flowers in garlands.
The door of the bridegroom's house was hung with garlands of flowers.
But when the day was come, and all things were ready, the salted meal for the sacrifice and the garlands, lo!
The city had been beflagged and adorned with banners and with garlands.
Again there were flags and garlands, and again the people everywhere.
They are in bowers, in garlands, in heaps and mounds—I smell them now.
"wreath of flowers," c.1300 (mid-13c. in Anglo-Latin), from Old French garlande, perhaps from Frankish *weron "adorn, bedeck" (cf. Middle High German wieren "adorn, bedeck"), from PIE *wei- "to turn, twist" (see wire).
early 15c., "to make a garland;" 1590s, "to crown with a garland," from garland (n.). Related: Garlanded; garlanding.
(Acts 14:13). In heathen sacrifices the victims were adorned with fillets and garlands made of wool, with leaves and flowers interwoven. The altar and the priests and attendants were also in like manner adorned.