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love knot

a knot of ribbon as a token of love.
Also called lover's knot.
Origin of love knot
1350-1400; Middle English love knotte Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He was fat and in good point; he loved a fat swan best of any roast; he wore a gold pin with a love knot.

    London Walter Besant
  • Why do so many marriages persist when the love knot slips, and bandages fall away from the eyes?

  • The hair in the men was allowed to flow to the shoulders or gathered in a love knot, while the whiskers and beard formed a point.

British Dictionary definitions for love knot

love knot

a stylized bow, usually of ribbon, symbolizing the bond between two lovers Also called lover's knot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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