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torquate

[tawr-kwit, -kweyt] /ˈtɔr kwɪt, -kweɪt/
adjective, Zoology.
1.
ringed about the neck, as with feathers or a color; collared.
Origin of torquate
1655-1665
1655-65; < Latin torquātus adorned with a necklace, equivalent to torqu(ēs) twisted neck-chain + -ātus -ate1
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