Definition of octofoil in English:

octofoil

Line breaks: octo|foil
Pronunciation: /ˈɒktə(ʊ)fɔɪl
 
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adjective

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

noun

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  • An octofoil ornamental or heraldic figure.
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    • 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.

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