- a twisted cord used in drapery, etc.
- a molded or worked ornament resembling this
Origin of torsadeFrench from Medieval Latin torsus, twisted, for Classical Latin tortus: see tort
- A decorative trimming of twisted ribbon or cord, used especially on hats.
- An item of jewelry, such as a necklace or bracelet, consisting of multiple, often beaded strands twisted loosely together in a ropelike form.
Origin of torsadeFrench from tors from Vulgar Latin torsus alteration of Latin tortus past participle of torquēre to twist ; see terkw- in Indo-European roots.