Tress meaning

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(obs.) A braid or plait of hair.
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(archaic) A plait or braid of hair.
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Tress is a lock of human hair, especially women's.

An example of a tress is a lock of hair from a little girl's first hair cut.

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A long lock or ringlet of hair.
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A lock of human hair.
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A woman's or girl's hair, esp. when long and falling loosely.
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Female.
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A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet.
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(by extension) A knot or festoon, as of flowers.
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To braid or knot hair.
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Origin of tress

  • Middle English tresse from Old French perhaps from Vulgar Latin trichia, tricia rope, braid from Greek trikhiā rope from thrix trikh- hair

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French tresce, of uncertain origin; possibly from Vulgar Latin *trichia < Ancient Greek. Compare French tresse, Italian treccia.

    From Wiktionary