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 and Etymology of quatrefoil
Middle English quaterfoil set of four leaves, from Anglo-French quatre + Middle English -foil (as in trefoil)
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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