to intertwine (the branches of living trees or shrubs) so as to form a hedge, archway, etc.
Origin of pleachMiddle English plechen ; from Norman French plechier, for Old French plessier, plaissier, to weave: see plash
transitive verbpleached, pleach·ing, pleach·es
- To plait or interlace (branches or vines, for example), especially in making a hedge or an arbor.
- To shade or border with interlaced branches or vines.
Origin of pleachMiddle English plechen, from Old North French plechier, probably from Latin plectere; see plek- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present pleaches, present participle pleaching, simple past and past participle pleached)