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tricolor

[trahy-kuhl-er; especially British trik-uh-ler]
adjective
  1. Also tri·col·ored; especially British, tri·col·oured. having three colors.
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noun
  1. a flag having three colors.
  2. the national flag of France, adopted during the French Revolution, consisting of vertical bands of blue, white, and red.
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Also especially British, tri·col·our.

Origin of tricolor

1780–90; < Late Latin tricolor, equivalent to tri- tri- + -color colored; see color
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Word Origin and History for tricolor

n.

1798, "flag having three colors," especially the emblem of France adopted during the Revolution, from French tricolore, in drapeau tricolore "three-colored flag." The arrangement of colors on the modern French national flag dates from 1794.

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