Tonsured Ton"sured, a. Having the tonsure; shaven; shorn; clipped; hence, bald. [1913 Webster]

A tonsured head in middle age forlorn. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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