[trahy-kwee-truh s, -kwe-]
- three-sided; triangular.
- having a triangular cross section.
Origin of triquetrous
1650–60; < Latin triquetrus triangular, equivalent to tri- tri- + -quetrus cornered
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Examples from the Web for triquetrous
Triquetrous, sharply three-angled; and especially with the sides concave, like a bayonet.The Elements of Botany
Triquetrous, trī-kwet′rus, adj. three-sided: triangular—also Triquet′ral.
- triangular, esp in cross sectiona triquetrous stem
C17: from Latin triquetrus having three corners