noun tan·gram \ˈtaŋ-grəm, ˈtan-\

Definition of tangram

  1. :  a Chinese puzzle made by cutting a square of thin material into five triangles, a square, and a rhomboid which are capable of being recombined in many different figures

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Origin and Etymology of tangram

perhaps from Chinese (Beijing) táng Chinese + English -gram

First Known Use: 1861

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