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 for tress
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tress \Tress\, n. [OE. tresse, OF. trece, F. tresse, LL. tricia,
     fr. Gr. tri`cha threefold, because a tress is usually formed
     by interlacing three pieces; akin to trei^s three. See
     1. A braid, knot, or curl, of hair; a ringlet.
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              Her yellow hair was braided in a tress. --Chaucer.
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              Fair tresses man's imperial race insnare. --Pope.
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     2. Fig.: A knot or festoon, as of flowers. --Keats.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair [syn:
           braid, plait, tress, twist]

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