Word of the Day: Wreath

wreath / rēth

1. a ring of flowers and leaves used as a decoration
“As from a large heap of flowers many garlands and wreaths are made, so by a mortal in this life there is much good work to be done.”
Buddha, 563 – 483 B.C.

2. a spiral or circular formation
“Little wreaths of mist were curling upwards, and the sun shone down with a cloudless, golden light, every moment more clear as the vapours melted away.”
From ‘A Millionaire of Yesterday’ by E. Phillips Oppenheim, 1866 – 1946