- Garland (decoration)
A garland is a decorative
wreathor cord, used at festive occasions, which can be hung round a person's neck, or on inanimate objects like Christmas trees. Originally garlands were made of flowers or leaves. In modern times, other materials have been used.
From the French "guirlande", itself from the Italian "ghirlanda", a
flowergarland (e.g. phuang malai, a Thai flower garland)
A garland created from the daisy
flower, generally as a children's game, is called a daisy chain. One method of creating a daisy chain is as follows: Daisies are picked and a hole is made towards the base of the stem, generally by piercing with fingernails. The stem of the next flower can be threaded through until stopped by the head of the flower. By repeating this with many daisies, it is possible to build up long chains and to form them into simple bracelets and necklaces. [ [http://www.flowerbud.com/flowerPress/daisy.asp Flowerbud.com: The Flower Press ] ]
There is another popular method which involves pressing the flower heads against each other, so that the final chain looks like a
The term "daisy chain", or "daisy chaining", can also refer to various technical and social "chains".
Garlands in poetry
Garland is also used in older forms of poetry like 'Old Meg she was a gypsy' and other older poetry.
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garland — ► NOUN 1) a wreath of flowers and leaves, worn on the head or hung as a decoration. 2) a prize or distinction. 3) archaic a literary anthology. ► VERB ▪ adorn or crown with a garland. ORIGIN Old French garlande … English terms dictionary
garland — [gär′lənd] n. [ME < OFr garlande] 1. a wreath or woven chain of flowers, leaves, etc. worn on the head or used as decoration, esp. as a symbol of victory, honor, etc. 2. anthology of poems, songs, etc. 3. Naut. a band or ring of rope used as… … English World dictionary
garland — garlandless, adj. garlandlike, adj. /gahr leuhnd/, n. 1. a wreath or festoon of flowers, leaves, or other material, worn for ornament or as an honor or hung on something as a decoration: A garland of laurel was placed on the winner s head. 2. a… … Universalium
garland — 1. noun a) A wreath, especially one of plaited flowers or leaves, worn on the body or draped as a decoration b) An accolade or mark of honour 2. verb … Wiktionary
garland — gar|land1 [ˈga:lənd US ˈga:r ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: garlande] a ring of flowers or leaves, worn on your head or around your neck for decoration or for a special ceremony →↑wreath garland of ▪ garlands of flowers garland 2… … Dictionary of contemporary English
garland — [[t]gɑ͟ː(r)lənd[/t]] garlands, garlanding, garlanded 1) N COUNT: usu pl, oft N of n A garland is a circular decoration made from flowers and leaves. People sometimes wear garlands of flowers on their heads or around their necks. They wore blue… … English dictionary
garland — noun 1》 a wreath of flowers and leaves, worn on the head or hung as a decoration. 2》 dated a prize or distinction. 3》 archaic a literary anthology. verb adorn with a garland. Origin ME: from OFr. garlande, of unknown origin … English new terms dictionary
garland — gar•land [[t]ˈgɑr lənd[/t]] n. 1) a wreath or festoon of flowers, leaves, or other material, worn for ornament or as an honor or hung on something as a decoration 2) a representation of such a wreath or festoon 3) a collection of short literary… … From formal English to slang
garland — /ˈgalənd / (say gahluhnd) noun 1. a wreath or string of flowers, leaves, or other material, worn for ornament or as an honour, or hung on something as a decoration. 2. a representation of such a wreath or festoon. 3. a collection of short… … Australian English dictionary
Garland — n. & v. n. 1 a wreath of flowers, leaves, etc., worn on the head or hung as a decoration. 2 a prize or distinction. 3 a literary anthology or miscellany. v.tr. 1 adorn with garlands. 2 crown with a garland. Etymology: ME f. OF garlande, of unkn.… … Useful english dictionary