Definition of pleach in English:

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Pronunciation: /pliːtʃ/


[with object] (usually as adjective pleached)
Entwine or interlace (tree branches) to form a hedge or provide cover for an outdoor walkway: an avenue of pleached limes
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  • There are pleached trees laden with apples and a huge fig tree drips with almost-ripe fruit.
  • If space is really a problem, consider pleaching a pear tree against a south facing wall.
  • In Ireland, don't even think about growing it unless you live in one of those hot pockets warmed by the Gulf Stream, where it should do well pleached on a warm sunny wall.


Late Middle English: from an Old French variant of plaissier (see plash2).

Words that rhyme with pleach

beach, beech, beseech, bleach, breach, breech, each, impeach, leach, leech, outreach, peach, preach, reach, screech, speech, teach

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