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tress

[ tres ]
/ trɛs /
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noun
Usually tresses. long locks or curls of hair.
a plait or braid of hair.
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Origin of tress

1250–1300; Middle English tresse<Middle French: plait or braid of hair < ?
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British Dictionary definitions for tress

tress
/ (trɛs) /

noun
(often plural) a lock of hair, esp a long lock of woman's hair
a plait or braid of hair
verb
(tr) to arrange in tresses

Derived forms of tress

tressy, adjective

Word Origin for tress

C13: from Old French trece, of uncertain origin
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