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tri·quet·ra 1

(trī-kwĕt′rə, -kwē′trə)
n. pl. tri·quet·rae (-trē) or tri·quet·ras
A figure consisting of three arcs joined at the ends and interlaced, used in various traditions as a religious or heraldic symbol.

[Latin, feminine of triquetrus, three-cornered; see triquetrous.]

tri·quet·ra 2

(trī-kwĕt′rə, -kwē′trə)
Plural of triquetrum.
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an ornament in the shape of three intersecting ellipses roughly forming a triangle
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