tress

[ tres ]
/ trɛs /

noun

Usually tresses. long locks or curls of hair.
a plait or braid of hair.

Origin of tress

1250–1300; Middle English tresse < Middle French: plait or braid of hair < ?
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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

tressy, adjective

Word Origin for tress

C13: from Old French trece, of uncertain origin
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