Truelove knot
Truelove True"love`, n. 1. One really beloved. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A plant. See {Paris}. [1913 Webster]

3. An unexplained word occurring in Chaucer, meaning, perhaps, an aromatic sweetmeat for sweetening the breath. --T. R. Lounsbury. [1913 Webster]

Under his tongue a truelove he bore. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Truelove knot}, a complicated, involved knot that does not readily untie; the emblem of interwoven affection or engagement; -- called also {true-lover's knot}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • truelove knot — n. a kind of bowknot that is hard to untie, a symbol of lasting love: also true lover s knot …   English World dictionary

  • truelove knot — noun a knot for tying the ends of two lines together • Syn: ↑fisherman s knot, ↑true lover s knot • Hypernyms: ↑knot * * * noun see true lover s knot * * * a complicated ornamental knot, esp. a double knot having two interlacing bows, regarded as …   Useful english dictionary

  • truelove knot — a complicated ornamental knot, esp. a double knot having two interlacing bows, regarded as an emblem of true love or interwoven affections. Also called true lover s knot, true lover s knot. [1485 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • truelove knot — true′love knot n. a complicated ornamental knot, esp. a double knot having two interlacing bows, regarded as an emblem of true love or interwoven affections. Also called true′ lov′er s knot • Etymology: 1485–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • truelove knot — /ˈtrulʌv nɒt/ (say troohluv not) noun a complicated ornamental knot, especially one formed of intertwined loops, used as an emblem of true love or interwoven affections. Also, truelover s knot …   Australian English dictionary

  • truelove knot — noun see true lover s knot …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Truelove — True love , n. 1. One really beloved. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A plant. See {Paris}. [1913 Webster] 3. An unexplained word occurring in Chaucer, meaning, perhaps, an aromatic sweetmeat for sweetening the breath. T. R. Lounsbury. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • truelove — /ˈtrulʌv/ (say troohluv) noun 1. a sweetheart; one truly loving or loved. 2. the herb Paris, Paris quadrifolia, having a whorl of four leaves suggesting a truelove knot …   Australian English dictionary

  • truelove — noun a person loved by another person • Syn: ↑sweetheart, ↑sweetie, ↑steady • Hypernyms: ↑lover • Hyponyms: ↑ladylove, ↑dulcinea, ↑suga …   Useful english dictionary

  • true-lover's knot — Truelove True love , n. 1. One really beloved. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A plant. See {Paris}. [1913 Webster] 3. An unexplained word occurring in Chaucer, meaning, perhaps, an aromatic sweetmeat for sweetening the breath. T. R. Lounsbury. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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