tressure

tressure

[tresh-er]
noun
1.
Heraldry. a narrower diminutive of the orle, usually ornamented with fleurs-de-lis at the edges and often doubled.
2.
Numismatics. an ornamental border enclosing the type on a coin or medal.

Origin:
1275–1325; late Middle English < Middle French, equivalent to tress(er) to braid, plait (derivative of tresse tress) + -ure -ure; replacing Middle English tressour < Middle French tresseor, tressoir

tressured, adjective
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tressure (ˈtrɛʃə, ˈtrɛsjʊə)
 
n
heraldry a narrow inner border on a shield, usually decorated with fleurs-de-lys
 
[C14: from Old French tressour, from trecier to plait, from trecetress]
 
'tressured
 
adj

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