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tr.v. pleached, pleach·ing, pleach·es
1. To plait or interlace (branches or vines, for example), especially in making a hedge or an arbor.
2. To shade or border with interlaced branches or vines.
[Middle English plechen, from Old North French plechier, probably from Latin plectere; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]
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A training method where the branches of a hedge are intertwined to form a wall of foliage.
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