torquate

[tawr-kwit, -kweyt]

adjective Zoology.

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

Nearby words

  1. torpid,
  2. torpidly,
  3. torpor,
  4. torpor retinae,
  5. torporific,
  6. torquay,
  7. torque,
  8. torque converter,
  9. torque meter,
  10. torque spanner

Origin of torquate

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

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