Polish plait
Plica Pli"ca, n. [LL., a fold, fr. L. plicare to fold. See {Ply}, v.] 1. (Med.) A disease of the hair (Plica polonica), in which it becomes twisted and matted together. The disease is of Polish origin, and is hence called also {Polish plait}. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A diseased state in plants in which there is an excessive development of small entangled twigs, instead of ordinary branches. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) The bend of the wing of a bird. [1913 Webster]


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  • Plica — Pli ca, n. [LL., a fold, fr. L. plicare to fold. See {Ply}, v.] 1. (Med.) A disease of the hair (Plica polonica), in which it becomes twisted and matted together. The disease is of Polish origin, and is hence called also {Polish plait}. Dunglison …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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