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tressure

[tresh-er] /ˈtrɛʃ ər/
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 of tressure
late Middle English
1275-1325
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
Related forms
tressured, adjective
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tressure

/ˈtrɛʃə; ˈtrɛsjʊə/
noun
1.
(heraldry) a narrow inner border on a shield, usually decorated with fleurs-de-lys
Derived Forms
tressured, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French tressour, from trecier to plait, from trecetress
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