Tortilly, (fr. tortillant): a term applied to Ordinaries which are wreathed, as shewn in the margin; the term wreathy is also found. The French apply the term tortil to the wreath or turban with which heads, and especially those of Moors, are adorned in heraldry. See Wreathed.
Argent, a fesse tortilly[or wreathed] azure and gules[otherwise, but not so well, a wreath in fesse throughout]--CARMICHAEL.
Argent, a cross wreathed gules and azure[otherwise, a fesse wreathed gules and azure, depressed by a pale wreathed as the fesse]--SERESBY.
Or, a lion rampant gules, a chief tortilly gules and vert charged on the first with a crescent argent between two mullets of the last in the second--MACRITCHIE, Edinburgh.
Argent, a bend tortilly azure and or--OARE, Sussex.
De gueules, au tortil d'argent--ZBONSKI DI PASSEBON, Provence.