triquetrous

[ trahy-kwee-truhs, -kwe- ]
/ traɪˈkwi trəs, -ˈkwɛ- /

adjective

three-sided; triangular.
having a triangular cross section.

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Origin of triquetrous

1650–60; <Latin triquetrus triangular, equivalent to tri-tri- + -quetrus cornered

OTHER WORDS FROM triquetrous

sub·tri·que·trous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for triquetrous

triquetrous
/ (traɪˈkwiːtrəs, -ˈkwɛt-) /

adjective

triangular, esp in cross sectiona triquetrous stem

Word Origin for triquetrous

C17: from Latin triquetrus having three corners
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