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 for tricolour
Some tricolour beagles also have ticking of various colours in their white areas.
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