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Topic: HAIR AND BEAUTY

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: pleit, from Latin plictus, past participle of plicare 'to fold'

plait

2 noun
     
plait2 [countable]
British EnglishDCB a length of something, usually hair, that has been plaited [= braid American English]
in plaits
Jenni wore her hair in plaits.
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