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quatrefoil

1. a leaf composed of four leaflets
2. Architect a carved ornament having four foils arranged about a common centre, esp one used in tracery
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quatrefoil

Having four foils, lobes, or acute divisions.
See also: Foils
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quatrefoil

[′kwä·trə‚fȯil]
(mathematics)
A multifoil consisting of four congruent arcs of a circle arranged around a square.
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quatrefoil

A four-lobed pattern divided by cusps; also See foil.
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