verb[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 limesMore example sentences
- 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).
More definitions of pleachDefinition of pleach in:
- The US English dictionary