Meaning of “wreath” in the English Dictionary

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"wreath" in British English

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wreathnoun [ C ]

uk /riːθ/ us /riːθ/ plural wreaths uk /riːðz/ us

an arrangement of flowers and leaves in a circular shape, used as a decoration or as a sign of respect and remembrance for a person who has died:

a holly/laurel wreath
The bride wore a veil with a wreath of silk flowers.
There were two large wreaths on the coffin.
The president ended his visit by laying a wreath at the war memorial.

(Definition of “wreath” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wreath" in American English

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wreathnoun [ C ]

us /riθ/ plural wreaths /riðz, riθs/

a ring made of flowers and leaves or evergreens (= plants that are green all year):

The bride wore a wreath of flowers on her head.

(Definition of “wreath” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)