tressure

noun
tres·​sure | \ ˈtreshə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of tressure

1 : a narrow orle usually enriched with fleurs-de-lis
2 : an inner encircling ornamentation on a coin or medal bordering the device The plack … had as obverse a crowned shield in a tressure of arches …Coins, 1975

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Other Words from tressure

tressured \ -​(r)d \ adjective

History and Etymology for tressure

Middle English tressour, from tressour, tressure band for the hair, headdress, from Middle French tresseor, tressure, from tresser to tress + -or, -ure

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“Tressure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tressure. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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