true lover's knot

noun

Definition of true lover's knot

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

called also truelove knot

— see knot illustration

First Known Use of true lover's knot

1577, in the meaning defined above

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“True lover's knot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/true%20lover%27s%20knot. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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