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torsade

[tawr-sahd, -seyd] /tɔrˈsɑd, -ˈseɪd/
noun
1.
a twisted cord.
2.
any ornamental twist, as of velvet.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < French: twisted fringe, equivalent to tors twisted (see torse) + -ade -ade1
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British Dictionary definitions for torsade

torsade

/tɔːˈseɪd/
noun
1.
an ornamental twist or twisted cord, as on hats
Word Origin
C19: from French, from obsolete tors twisted, from Late Latin torsus, from Latin torquēre to twist
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