Definitions for quatrefoilˈkæt ərˌfɔɪl, ˈkæ trə-
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a symmetrical shape which forms the overall outline of four partially-overlapping circles of the same diameter.
A stylized flower or leaf with four lobes.
same as Quarterfoil
Origin: [F. quatre feuilles.]
In art, architecture and traditional Christian symbolism, the quatrefoil is a type of decorative framework consisting of a symmetrical shape which forms the overall outline of four partially overlapping circles of the same diameter. The word quatrefoil means "four leaves", from Latin quattuor, four, plus folium, a leaf.) and applies to general four-lobed shapes in various contexts.
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