true lover's knot


: a complicated ornamental knot not readily untied and symbolic of mutual love

called also truelove knot

see knot illustration

Word History

First Known Use

1577, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of true lover's knot was in 1577

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“True lover's knot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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