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1797, from Italian torso "trunk of a statue," originally "stalk, stump," from Vulgar Latin *tursus, from Latin thyrsus "stalk, stem," from Greek thyrsos (see thyrsus).
torsi tor·si (tôr'sē)n. A plural of torso.
torso tor·so (tôr'sō)n. pl. tor·sos or tor·si (-sē) The human body excluding the head and limbs; trunk.