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quatrefoil

noun qua·tre·foil \ˈka-tər-ˌfi(-ə)l, ˈka-trə-\

Definition of QUATREFOIL

1
:  a conventionalized representation of a flower with four petals or of a leaf with four leaflets
2
:  a 4-lobed foliation in architecture
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Origin of QUATREFOIL

Middle English quaterfoil set of four leaves, from Anglo-French quatre + Middle English -foil (as in trefoil)
First Known Use: 15th century

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