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

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Definition of octofoil in English:


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


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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.


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

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