Word of the Day

Saturday, April 07, 2012

pleach

\pleech\ , verb;
1.
To interweave branches or vines for a hedge or arbor.
2.
To make or renew (a hedge, arbor, etc.) by such interweaving.
3.
To braid (hair).
Quotes:
Robert got up very early, and went off to pleach the big hedge at the foot of the far pasture.
-- Mary Webb, Seven for a Secret
I might not be able to install plumbing fixtures or to pleach apple trees, but I know how to throw a good party.
-- Nancy Atherton, Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree
Origin:
Pleach is derived from the Middle French word plais, which meant "a hedge."
POWERED BY 4INFO
Get Word of the Day
Free Email Sign Up
Previous
Words of the Day
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Advertise with Us Contact Us Our Blog Suggest a Word Help