dogtooth

noun dog·tooth \ ˈdȯg-ˌtüth \

Definition of dogtooth

1 : canine 1, eyetooth
2 : an architectural ornament common in early English Gothic consisting usually of four leaves radiating from a raised point at the center
3 chiefly British : houndstooth

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1552


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