Triquetrous Tri*que"trous, a. [L. triquetrus.] Three sided, the sides being plane or concave; having three salient angles or edges; trigonal. [1913 Webster]

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  • triquetrous — [trī kwē′trəs, trīkwe′trəs] adj. [L triquetrus < tri ,TRI + * qued < IE base * kwēd , to spur, bore, sharpen > WHET: hence orig., three pointed] 1. three sided; triangular 2. having a triangular cross section …   English World dictionary

  • triquetrous — adjective /tɹaɪˈkwɛtɹəs/ Having three corners or sides; triangular. the lithostrata or figured pavements of the ancients [...] consisted not all of square stones, but were divided into triquetrous segments, honey combs, and sexangular figures,… …   Wiktionary

  • triquetrous — wē.trəs, we.t adjective Etymology: Latin triquetrus, from tri + quetrus pointed, cornered more at whet : having three corners or salient angles or edges; specifically : having three acute angles the triquetrous stems of many sedges …   Useful english dictionary

  • triquetrous — adj. [L. triquetrus, three sided] Having three angles or arms; triangular in section …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • triquetrous — /truy kwee treuhs, kwe /, adj. 1. three sided; triangular. 2. having a triangular cross section. [1650 60; < L triquetrus triangular, equiv. to tri TRI + quetrus cornered] * * * …   Universalium

  • triquetrous — Triangular. [L. triquetrus, three cornered] * * * tri·que·trous (tri kweґtrəs) [L. triquetrus] triangular; three cornered …   Medical dictionary

  • triquetrous — adj. three sided, triangular …   English contemporary dictionary

  • triquetrous — a. (Bot.) Three edged, trigonal …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • triquetrous — tri·quetrous …   English syllables

  • triquetrous — tri•que•trous [[t]traɪˈkwi trəs, ˈkwɛ [/t]] adj. 1) three sided; triangular 2) having a triangular cross section • Etymology: 1650–60; < L triquetrus; see ous …   From formal English to slang

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