Triaenops Persicus
Trident Tri"dent (tr[imac]"dent), n. [L. tridens, -entis; tri- (see {Tri-}) + dens tooth: cf. F. trident. See {Tooth}.] 1. (Class Myth.) A kind of scepter or spear with three prongs, -- the common attribute of Neptune. [1913 Webster]

2. (Rom. Antiq.) A three-pronged spear or goad, used for urging horses; also, the weapon used by one class of gladiators. [1913 Webster]

3. A three-pronged fish spear. [1913 Webster]

4. (Geom.) A curve of third order, having three infinite branches in one direction and a fourth infinite branch in the opposite direction. [1913 Webster]

{Trident bat} (Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic rhinolophid bat ({Tri[ae]nops Persicus}), having the nose membrane in the shape of a trident. [1913 Webster]


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