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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.