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torquate

[ tawr-kwit, -kweyt ]
/ ˈtɔr kwɪt, -kweɪt /
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adjective Zoology.
ringed about the neck, as with feathers or a color; collared.
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Origin of torquate

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