Wreath n.; pl. Wreaths
1. Something twisted, intertwined, or curled; as, a wreath of smoke; a wreath of flowers. “A wrethe of gold.”
[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.