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1. A long lock or ringlet of hair.
2. Archaic A plait or braid of hair.
[Middle English tresse, from Old French, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *trichia, tricia, rope, braid, from Greek trikhiā, rope, from thrix, trikh-, hair, of unknown origin.]
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1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) (often plural) a lock of hair, esp a long lock of woman's hair
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a plait or braid of hair
(Hairdressing & Grooming) (tr) to arrange in tresses
[C13: from Old French trece, of uncertain origin]
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1. Usu., tresses. long locks or curls of hair, esp. those of a woman.
2. Archaic. a plait or braid of hair, esp. that of a woman.
[1250–1300; Middle English tresse < Middle French, of uncertain orig.]
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Tress(es)a plait; a braid or lock of hair.
Examples: tress of flowers; of hair, 1386; of rushes; of straw; leafy tresses of the wave, 1810; luxuriant tresses of the maidenhead fern, 1875; radiant tresses of the sun, 1641.
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Past participle: tressed
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|Noun||1.||tress - a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair|
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
queue - a braid of hair at the back of the head
pigtail - a plait of braided hair
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
tress[ˈtrɛs] n → boucle f (de cheveux)
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n (liter) → Locke f (liter)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
tress[trɛs] n (liter) → ciocca di capelli
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