Definition of sexfoil in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈseksfoil/


(Especially in architecture) an ornamental design having six leaves or petals radiating from a common center.
Example sentences
  • The general obverse type is of a crowned and bearded portrait inside a triangle with a hand holding a sceptre to the left and a cinquefoil or sexfoil to the right.
  • It is circular with a sexfoil depression.


Late 17th century: from sexi- 'six', on the pattern of words such as trefoil.

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Syllabification: sex·foil

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