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tricolor

adjective tri·col·or \ ˈtrī-ˌkə-lər also ˈtrē- , especially British ˈtri-kə-lə \
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

Definition of tricolor

1 a or tricolored play \ˈtrī-ˈkə-lərd\ : having, using, or marked with three colors
b of a dog : having a coat of black, tan, and white
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of a tricolor or a nation whose flag is a tricolor; especially : french

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Origin and Etymology of tricolor

French tricolore three-colored, from Late Latin tricolor, from Latin tri- + color color


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tricolor

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Definition of tricolor

1 : a flag of three colors arranged in equal horizontal or vertical bands
  • the French tricolor
2 : a tricolor animal; especially : a tricolor dog

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First Known Use of tricolor

1797

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Definition of tricolor for English Language Learners

  • : having or using three colors


tricolor

Definition of tricolor for English Language Learners

  • : a flag (such as the national flag of France) that has three equal bands of different colors


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