triquetrous[trī kwē′trəs, -kwe′-]
- three-sided; triangular
- having a triangular cross section
Origin of triquetrousClassical Latin triquetrus ; from tri-, tri- + an unverified form qued- ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kwēd-, to spur, bore, sharpen from source whet: hence origin, originally , three-pointed
Three-sided, with sharp edges and concave sides: triquetrous seeds.
Origin of triquetrousFrom Latin triquetrus, three-cornered : tri-, tri- + -quetrus, -cornered.
(comparative more triquetrous, superlative most triquetrous)
- Having three corners or sides; triangular.
From Latin triquetrus.