tortillon

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

French tortillon

Noun[edit]

tortillon (plural tortillons)

  1. An artist’s tool used to smudge and blend a drawing made from charcoal, pencil, or pastel, consisting of a tightly-wound stick of soft, fibrous paper, sanded to a point at one end like a pencil.

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

tortiller +‎ -on

Noun[edit]

tortillon m (plural tortillons)

  1. (painting) tortillon
  2. headpad (a turban of wound cloth used for carrying loads on the head)
  3. (Louisiana) bun (hairstyle)
  4. (Louisiana) eddy, whirlpool
    Synonyms: tourbillon, vire-vire

Etymology 2[edit]

tourte +‎ -illon

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Noun[edit]

tortillon m (plural tortillons)

  1. A cake in the form of a torus, first boiled and then baked; a specialty of southwest France.

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