Tri"cy*cle(?), n. [Pref. tri- + cycle as inbicycle.] A three-wheeled velocipede. See Illust. under Velocipede. Cf. Bicycle.
Tri*dac"na(?), n. [L., pl., a kind of oysters, fr. Gr. eaten at three bites, tri- + to bite.] (Zol.) A genus of very large marine bivalve shells found on the coral reefs of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. One species (Tridacna gigas) often weighs four or five hundred pounds, and is sometimes used for baptismal fonts. Called also paw shell, and fountain shell.
Tri*dac"tyle} (?), a. [Gr. : (see Tri-) + digit: cf. F. tridactyle.] (Biol.) Having three fingers or toes, or composed of three movable parts attached to a common base.
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