hexagram

noun hexa·gram \ ˈhek-sə-ˌgram \

Definition of hexagram

: a plane figure that has the shape of a 6-pointed star, that consists of two intersecting congruent equilateral triangles having the same point as center and their sides parallel, and that can be formed by constructing external equilateral triangles on the sides of a regular hexagon — compare solomon's seal 2

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