AskDefine | Define triquetrous

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English

Etymology

From triquetrus.

Pronunciation

/tɹaɪˈkwɛtɹəs/

Adjective

  1. Having three corners or sides; triangular.
    • 1658: 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, according to Vitruvius — Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 172)
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