torsade

noun
tor·​sade | \ tȯr-ˈsäd How to pronounce torsade (audio) , -ˈsād How to pronounce torsade (audio) \

Definition of torsade

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

First Known Use of torsade

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for torsade

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

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