dogtooth

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noun dog·tooth \ˈdȯg-ˌtüth\

Definition of dogtooth

  1. 1 :  canine 1, eyetooth

  2. 2 :  an architectural ornament common in early English Gothic consisting usually of four leaves radiating from a raised point at the center

  3. 3 chiefly British :  houndstooth

Illustration of dogtooth

1552

First Known Use of dogtooth

1552


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