WREATH (O. Eng. weed, from wridan, to. twist), a band of leaves, flowers or metal, twisted into a circular form, and used either as a chaplet or diadem for the head or as an ornament to be hung upon or round an object. For the ancient usages of crowning victors in the games with wreaths, and the bestowal of them as marks of honour see CROWN and CORONET.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)