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pleach  audio  (plch, plch) KEY 

TRANSITIVE VERB:
pleached, pleach·ing, pleach·es
  1. To plait or interlace (branches or vines, for example), especially in making a hedge or an arbor.
  2. To shade or border with interlaced branches or vines.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English plechen, from Old North French plechier, probably from Latin plectere; see plek- in Indo-European roots


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