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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Partly from wreath; partly from wrethen, old past participle of writhe

wreathe

verb
     
wreathe literary
1

be wreathed in something

to be covered in something:
The mountains were wreathed in mist.
2

be wreathed in smiles

to be smiling and look very happy:
His plump face was wreathed in smiles.

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