from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To plait or interlace (branches or vines, for example), especially in making a hedge or an arbor.
- transitive v. To shade or border with interlaced branches or vines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To unite by interweaving, as branches of trees; to plash; to interlock.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To unite by interweaving, as branches of trees; to plash; to interlock.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To unite (the branches of shrubs, vines, etc.) by plaiting, weaving, or braiding together; plash; mingle.
- To form by intermingling or interweaving.
- To fold, as the arms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. interlace the shoots of
- v. form or weave into a braid or braids
Middle English plechen, from Old North French plechier, probably from Latin plectere; see plek- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From an Old French variant of plessier ("plash"), from Proto-Romance plessier, from Latin plectō ("weave, plait"). (Wiktionary)