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Turned up at the end. Used of the nose.
[French, past participle of retrousser, to turn back, from Old French : re-, re- + torser, trousser, to tie in a bundle (probably from Vulgar Latin *torsāre, from *torsus, twisted, variant of Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre, to twist; see torque1).]
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retroussé(rəˈtruːseɪ; French rətruse)
(Anatomy) (of a nose) turned up
[C19: from French retrousser to tuck up; see truss]
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ret•rous•sé(ˌrɛ truˈseɪ, rə-)
(esp. of the nose) turned up.
[1830–40; < French, past participle of retrousser, Middle French, =re- re- + trousser to turn, tuck up]
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A French word meaning tucked up, used to describe a nose that turns up at the end.
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|Adj.||1.||retrousse - (used of noses) turned up at the end; "a retrousse nose"; "a small upturned nose"|
shapely - having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape; "a slim waist and shapely legs"
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