plash

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Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly from Middle English plashe (puddle), from Old English plæsc. Compare the German platschen.

Noun[edit]

plash (plural plashes)

  1. (UK, dialectal) A small pool of standing water; a puddle.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.viii:
      Out of the wound the red bloud flowed fresh, / That vnderneath his feet soone made a purple plesh.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
    • Isaac Barrow
      These shallow plashes.
  2. A splash, or the sound made by a splash.

Verb[edit]

plash (third-person singular simple present plashes, present participle plashing, simple past and past participle plashed)

  1. (intransitive) To splash.
    • Keats
      plashing among bedded pebbles
    • Longfellow
      Far below him plashed the waters.
    • 1847, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, Chapter IX
      [] heedless of my expostulations and the growling thunder, and the great drops that began to plash around her []
  2. (transitive) To cause a splash.
  3. (transitive) To splash or sprinkle with colouring matter.
    to plash a wall in imitation of granite
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Etymology 2[edit]

Old French plaissier, plessier (to bend). Compare pleach.

Noun[edit]

plash (plural plashes)

  1. The branch of a tree partly cut or bent, and bound to, or intertwined with, other branches.

Verb[edit]

plash (third-person singular simple present plashes, present participle plashing, simple past and past participle plashed)

  1. (transitive) To cut partly, or to bend and intertwine the branches of.
    • to plash a hedge
      (Can we find and add a quotation of Evelyn to this entry?)

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