sexfoil

noun

sex·​foil
ˈseks+ˌ-
1
a
: a flower with six perianth segments
b
: a leaf with six leaflets
c
: a group of six leaves
2
: a figure enclosed by six joined foils
specifically : a 6-lobed foliation in Gothic tracery
3
: a conventionalized heraldic flower showing six lobe-shaped petals

Word History

Etymology

sex- + foil

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“Sexfoil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sexfoil. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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