sexfoil

noun
sex·​foil | \ ˈseks+ˌ- \

Definition of sexfoil

1a : 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

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“Sexfoil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sexfoil. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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