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See also: trešs
From Middle English tresse, from Old French tresce, of uncertain origin; possibly from Vulgar Latin *trichia, from Ancient Greek τριχία (trikhía, “rope”), from θρίξ (thríx, “hair”). Compare French tresse, Italian treccia.
tress (plural tresses)
- A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet.
- A long lock of hair
- (by extension) A knot or festoon, as of flowers.
A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet
- To braid or knot hair.