tuft of hair

tuft of hair
cluster of hair

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  • Hair (in Christian Antiquity) — • The paintings in the catacombs permit the belief that the early Christians simply followed the fashion of their time. The short hair of the men and the waved tresses of the women were, towards the end of the second century, curled, frizzed with …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • tuft — late 14c., perhaps from O.Fr. touffe tuft of hair, either from L.L. tufa a kind of crest on a helmet (also found in Late Gk. toupha), or from a Germanic source (Cf. O.H.G. zopf, O.N. toppr tuft, summit; see TOP (Cf. top) (1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tuft — [[t]tʌ̱ft[/t]] tufts N COUNT: oft N of n A tuft of something such as hair or grass is a small amount of it which is growing together in one place or is held together at the bottom. He had a small tuft of hair on his chin. ...tufts of wool torn… …   English dictionary

  • Tuft — Tuft, n. [Prov. E. tuff, F. touffe; of German origin; cf. G. zopf a weft of hair, pigtail, top of a tree. See {Top} summit.] 1. A collection of small, flexible, or soft things in a knot or bunch; a waving or bending and spreading cluster; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tuft — [ tʌft ] noun count several individual pieces of grass, hair, feathers, or fibers that are all growing or joined together at the bottom end: tufts of reddish hair …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tuft — [tʌft] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: tufe] a bunch of hair, feathers, grass etc growing or held closely together at their base tuft of ▪ tufts of grass …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tuft — ► NOUN ▪ a bunch of threads, grass, or hair, held or growing together at the base. DERIVATIVES tufted adjective tufty adjective. ORIGIN probably from Old French tofe …   English terms dictionary

  • hair — [n] threadlike growth on animate being beard, bristle, cilium, coiffure, cowlick, cut, down, eyebrow, eyelash, feeler, fiber, filament, fluff, fringe, frizzies*, fur, grass, haircut, hairstyle, lock, mane, mop*, moustache, quill, ruff, shock,… …   New thesaurus

  • hair — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. mane (see hair); filament;bit, inch (see narrowness, nearness). II Body covering filament Nouns 1. hair; head of hair, mop, mane, crop of hair, thatch, shock; gray, silver or white hair (see… …   English dictionary for students

  • tuft — [[t]tʌft[/t]] n. 1) anat. bot a bunch or cluster of small, usu. upright but flexible parts, as hair, feathers, flowers, or leaves, that are attached or close together at the base 2) clo a cluster of cut threads used decoratively on garments,… …   From formal English to slang

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