Wreath

Definition of Wreath

n.1.
1.Something twisted, intertwined, or curled; as, a wreath of smoke; a wreath of flowers.
[He] of his tortuous train
Curled many a wanton wreath.
- Milton.
2.A garland; a chaplet, esp. one given to a victor.
Conquest doth grant
He dear wreath to the Grecian combatant.
- Chapman.
Far back in the ages,
The plow with wreaths was crowned.
- Bryant.
3.(Her.) An appendage to the shield, placed above it, and supporting the crest (see Illust. of Crest). It generally represents a twist of two cords of silk, one tinctured like the principal metal, the other like the principal color in the arms.

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