What does the word tress mean?

Usage examples for tress

  1. Fifteen hundred dollars seemed too small a sum to pay for what would give him so much joy; and he mourned that the tress had not been larger, quite as much as did Eugenia, when she heard of his odd fancy. – Dora Deane by Mary J. Holmes
  2. Spin, daughter Mary, spin, Twirl your wheel with silver din; Spin, daughter Mary, spin, Spin a tress for Viola. – Personality in Literature by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  3. A clotted tress of long fair hair lay in his palm. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley