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tricolor

[trahy-kuhl-er; especially British trik-uh-ler] /ˈtraɪˌkʌl ər; especially British ˈtrɪk ə lər/
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.
Origin of tricolor
1780-1790
1780-90; < Late Latin tricolor, equivalent to tri- tri- + -color colored; see color
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n.

1798, "flag having three colors," especially the emblem of France adopted during the Revolution, from French tricolore, in drapeau tricolore "three-colored flag." The arrangement of colors on the modern French national flag dates from 1794.

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