Variant of wreath
- a twisted band or ring of leaves, flowers, etc.; esp.,
- a chaplet worn as a mark of honor or victory
- a garland laid upon a grave or hung on a door, window, etc.
- something suggesting this in shape; twisted or circular band: wreaths of smoke
Origin: Middle English wrethe from Old English writha, a ring, a twisted band from writhan, to twist: see writhe
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