n. pl. wreaths (rēthz, rēths)
a. A ring or circlet of freshly cut or dried flowers, boughs, or leaves worn on the head, placed on a memorial, or hung as a decoration.
b. A similar ornamental ring made of wood, plastic, or other materials.
2. A curling or circular form: a wreath of smoke.
[Middle English wrethe, from Old English writha, band; see wer-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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