tortillions

tortillon

[tawr-tee-on, -ohn; French tawr-tee-yawn]
noun, plural tortillions [tawr-tee-onz, -ohnz; French tawr-tee-yawn] .
a stump made of paper twisted to a point, used in drawing.

Origin:
1890–95; < French: literally, something twisted < tortill(er) to twist (see tort) + -on noun suffix

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tortillon (ˌtɔːtiːˈɒn, -ˈəʊn, French tɔrtijɔ̃)
 
n
another word for stump
 
[from French: something twisted, from Old French tortiller to twist]

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