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[tawr-sahd, -seyd]
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  1. a twisted cord.
  2. any ornamental twist, as of velvet.
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Origin of torsade

1880–85; < French: twisted fringe, equivalent to tors twisted (see torse) + -ade -ade1
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  1. an ornamental twist or twisted cord, as on hats
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Word Origin

C19: from French, from obsolete tors twisted, from Late Latin torsus, from Latin torquēre to twist
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