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 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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  • True lover's knot — This article is about the knot. For the species of European moth, see Lycophotia porphyrea. True lover s knot This variation is also a form of the Matthew Walker knot (#2421). Names True lover s knot, Tr …   Wikipedia

  • True Lover's Knot — This article is about the animal. For the rope knot, see True lover s knot. True Lover s Knot Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • true lover's knot — noun 1. a knot for tying the ends of two lines together • Syn: ↑fisherman s knot, ↑truelove knot • Hypernyms: ↑knot 2. a stylized or decorative knot used as an emblem of love • Syn: ↑love knot, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • true-lover's knot — true love knot or trueˈ lovˈer s knot noun An ornamental or symbolic knot or interlaced design, as a two looped bow or a knot with two interlaced loops • • • Main Entry: ↑true …   Useful english dictionary

  • true lover's knot — noun Date: 1615 a complicated ornamental knot not readily untied and symbolic of mutual love called also truelove knot see knot illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • true lover's knot — noun a) Any of various knots (for string or the like) having some symmetry. b) A particular species of moth …   Wiktionary

  • lover's knot — noun a stylized or decorative knot used as an emblem of love • Syn: ↑love knot, ↑lovers knot, ↑true lovers knot, ↑true lover s knot • Hypernyms: ↑knot * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fisherman's knot — Knot details name=Fisherman s knot names=Waterman s knot, Angler s knot, Englishman s knot type=bend origin=Ancient related=Overhand knot, Double fisherman s knot, Triple fisherman s knot releasing=Jamming strength= caveat=Difficult or impossible …   Wikipedia

  • fisherman's knot — noun a knot for tying the ends of two lines together • Syn: ↑true lover s knot, ↑truelove knot • Hypernyms: ↑knot * * * noun : a knot for tying the ends of two lines together that is made by tying overhand knots in the ends around the opposite… …   Useful english dictionary

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