torse

torse

[tawrs]
noun Heraldry.
a wreath of twisted silks of two alternating tinctures, usually a metal and a color, depicted supporting a crest or coronet, often upon a helmet.

Origin:
1565–75; < Middle French: wreath, noun use of feminine of tors twisted < Late Latin torsus (past participle), for Latin tortus, past participle of torquēre to twist

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