torsade

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noun tor·sade \tȯr-ˈsäd, -ˈsād\

Definition of torsade

  1. :  a twisted cord or ribbon used especially as a hat ornament

Origin and Etymology of torsade

French, from tors twisted, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *torsus, alteration of Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre to twist


First Known Use: 1872

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