tricolor

[trahy-kuhl-er; especially British trik-uh-ler]
adjective
1.
Also, tricolored;, especially British, tricoloured. having three colors.
noun
2.
a flag having three colors.
3.
the national flag of France, adopted during the French revolution, consisting of vertical bands of blue, white, and red.
Also, especially British, tricolour.


Origin:
1780–90; < Late Latin tricolor, equivalent to tri- tri- + -color colored; see color

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tricolour or (US) tricolor (ˈtrɪkələ, ˈtraɪˌkʌlə, ˈtrɪkələ, ˈtraɪˌkʌlə)
 
adj
1.  having or involving three colours
 
n
2.  (often capital) the French national flag, having three equal vertical stripes in blue, white, and red
3.  any flag, badge, ribbon, etc, with three colours
 
tricolor or (US) tricolor
 
adj
 
n

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tricolor
1798, "flag having three colors," especially the emblem of France adopted during the Revolution, from Fr. tricolore, in drapeau tricolore "three-colored flag." The arrangement of colors on the Fr. flag dates from 1794.
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Example sentences
There was a dais at one end of the yard, decorated with tricolor bunting and set with many chairs.
The tricolor is the flag of a proud and ancient nation.
Both animals described in the study have also retained their new tricolor sensory capacity for more than two years.
Tricolor coats, as the name implies, have three colors.
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