One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Entwine or entangle.‘a web of green enlaced the thorn trees’
- ‘The vast back yard encompasses a cabana, private pool and patio area, all bordered in landscaping and the original stone wall, enlaced with vines.’
- ‘Tonight, Raven wore a silky red blouse with a high neck secured with gold buttons and enlaced with gold trimming.’
- ‘Nicole pulled out a purple dress enlaced with pearls on the hem and neckline.’
- ‘This jewelry box shows two angels at either end enlaced with a ribbon.’
- ‘There, a waterfall gurgled and bubbled happily down to a rushing stream, seemingly enlaced with bits of gold, that in turn flowed around bends all the way out of the cave.’
Middle English: from Old French enlacier, based on Latin laqueus ‘noose’.
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