tress

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French tresce, of uncertain origin; possibly from Vulgar Latin *trichia < Ancient Greek. Compare French tresse, Italian treccia.

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Noun[edit]

tress (plural tresses)

  1. A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet.
  2. (by extension) A knot or festoon, as of flowers.

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Verb[edit]

tress (third-person singular simple present tresses, present participle tressing, simple past and past participle tressed)

  1. To braid or knot hair.

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