Definitions for: Tress

[n] a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair

Webster (1913) Definition: Tress, n. [OE. tresse, OF. trece, F. tresse, LL. tricia,
fr. Gr. tri`cha threefold, because a tress is usually formed
by interlacing three pieces; akin to trei^s three. See
1. A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet.

Her yellow hair was braided in a tress. --Chaucer.

Fair tresses man's imperial race insnare. --Pope.

2. Fig.: A knot or festoon, as of flowers. --Keats.

Synonyms: braid, plait, twist

See Also: coiffure, hair style, hairdo, pigtail, queue

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