Know Your Next Word : pleach

23. pleach :

verb :

1. to interlace branches or vines to make a hedge, decorative shape, arbor, etc.

2. to braid (hair)

usage :

  • Twenty years ago I planted a row of limes along the drive at the Mills, thinking only to pleach them so they could filter the wind. (Germaine Greer : Lime Trees : The Daily Telegraph (London - UK) : Jul 5 - 2003.)

  • Limes are ideal for pleaching because they grow fast, respond enthusiastically to pruning, and have very long whippy new stems that are easy to bend and tie into position. ( Monty Don : Pleacher's Pet : The Observer (London - UK) : Nov 3 - 2002.)

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