Entry from British & World English dictionary
Having or consisting of eight leaves or lobes.
- The candle socket, octofoil in outline, is formed of square fluting.
An octofoil ornamental or heraldic figure.
- 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.
Mid 19th century: from octo- 'eight', on the pattern of words such as trefoil.
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