Definition of octofoil in English:

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octofoil

Pronunciation: /ˈɒktə(ʊ)fɔɪl/

adjective

Having or consisting of eight leaves or lobes.
Example sentences
  • The candle socket, octofoil in outline, is formed of square fluting.

noun

An octofoil ornamental or heraldic figure.
Example sentences
  • Thus the ninth son of a ninth son would place an octofoil upon an octofoil.
  • Block 18 is of whiter material, probably a sandstone, badly eroded, and contains the remains of an octofoil, with hollow center.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from octo- 'eight', on the pattern of words such as trefoil.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: octo|foil

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