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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.
Also, especially British, tricolour.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < Late Latin tricolor, equivalent to tri- tri- + -color colored; see color
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Examples from the web for tricolor
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for tricolor

tricolour

/ˈtrɪkələ; ˈtraɪˌkʌlə/
adjective
1.
having or involving three colours
noun
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
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Word Origin and History for tricolor
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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