torquate

[tawr-kwit, -kweyt]

adjective Zoology.

ringed about the neck, as with feathers or a color; collared.

Origin of torquate

1655–65; < Latin torquātus adorned with a necklace, equivalent to torqu(ēs) twisted neck-chain + -ātus -ate1
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