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 (tôr-säd′, -sād′)
1. A decorative trimming of twisted ribbon or cord, used especially on hats.
2. An item of jewelry, such as a necklace or bracelet, consisting of multiple, often beaded strands twisted loosely together in a ropelike form.

[French, from tors, from Vulgar Latin *torsus, alteration of Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre, to twist; see terkw- in Indo-European roots.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) an ornamental twist or twisted cord, as on hats
[C19: from French, from obsolete tors twisted, from Late Latin torsus, from Latin torquēre to twist]
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(tɔrˈsɑd, -ˈseɪd)

a twisted cord used for ornament, often as a trim on a hat.
[1880–85; < French: twisted fringe =tors twisted (< Late Latin torsus, for Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre to twist) + -ade -ade1]
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