Definitions for quatrefoilˈkæt ərˌfɔɪl, ˈkæ trə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
quat•re•foilˈkæt ərˌfɔɪl, ˈkæ trə-(n.)
a leaf composed of four leaflets.
an architectural ornament composed of four lobes, separated by cusps, radiating from a common center.
Origin of quatrefoil:
1375–1425; ME < MF quatre four +-foil (as in trefoil )
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
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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