Garland- where it begins

noun

1. a. A wreath or festoon, especially one of plaited flowers or leaves, worn on the body

or draped as decoration.

b. A representation of such a wreath or festoon, used as an architectural ornament or

heraldic device.

2. A mark of honour or tribute: an accolade: received garlands of praise.

3. Nautical – A ring or collar of rope used to hoist spars or prevent fraying.

4. An anthology, as of ballads or poems.

tr.v. gar-land-ed, gar-land-ing, gar-lands

1. To ornament or deck with a garland.

2. To form into a garland.

[ Middle English, from Old French garlande, perhaps of Germanic origin; see wei- in Indo-European roots.]

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