tangram

[ tang-gruh m ]
/ ˈtæŋ grəm /

noun

a Chinese puzzle consisting of a square cut into five triangles, a square, and a rhomboid, which can be combined so as to form a great variety of other figures.

Origin of tangram

1860–65; tang-, perhaps < Chinese Táng T'ang, i.e., Chinese + -gram1
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tangram
/ (ˈtæŋɡræm) /

noun

a Chinese puzzle in which a square, cut into a parallelogram, a square, and five triangles, is formed into figures

Word Origin for tangram

C19: perhaps from Chinese t'ang Chinese + -gram
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