love knot

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Origin of love knot

1350–1400; Middle English love knotte
Also called lover's knot.
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Related Words for love knot

rosette

Examples from the Web for love knot

Historical Examples of love knot

  • Who knows but that some day you may be showing it for a love-knot?'

    A Gentleman of France

    Stanley Weyman

  • Next he made a feeble endeavour to complicate the relations between his parts—to tie himself into a love-knot.

    Cobwebs From an Empty Skull

    Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)

  • To fasten his hood he has a curious gold pin, wrought at the greater end with a love-knot.

    English Costume

    Dion Clayton Calthrop

  • She gave him the love-knot from her breast, and stored his little trinket in that pure shrine.

    Mary Anerley

    R. D. Blackmore

  • White as the white-thorn bush in the garden was her sweeping brocade, and on her arm a love-knot caught a tiny Bambini fan.


British Dictionary definitions for love knot

love knot

noun
  1. a stylized bow, usually of ribbon, symbolizing the bond between two loversAlso called: lover's knot
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