Origin of tress
Examples from the Web for tress
I could see that Brasher did not altogether like the tone in which Tress repeated his words.The Lock And Key Library|Various
She lifted a tress on her forefinger and smoothed it against the sunlight.Fort Amity|Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
The tress was as long as the table—fully a yard down the woman's back it must have hung.The Courage of Marge O'Doone|James Oliver Curwood
Tressed, having tresses: formed into tresses or ringlets: curled; Tress′y, pertaining to tresses, like tresses.
The princess's skull was intact, and showed a tress of chestnut hair.The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria|Eleanor E. Tremayne
British Dictionary definitions for tress
Word Origin for tress
Word Origin and History for tress
late 13c., "long lock of hair," from Old French tresse "a plait or braid of hair" (12c.), perhaps from Vulgar Latin *trichia "braid, rope," from Greek trikhia "rope," from thrix (genitive trikhos) "hair." Related: Tresses.