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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From octo- +‎ foil.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

octofoil (not comparable)

  1. Having eight lobes or leaves. [from 19th c.]
    • 2001, Anthea Bell, translating WG Sebald, Austerlitz, Penguin 2011, p. 213:
      Then there was the cool air as I entered the front hall of Number Twelve Šporkova, the metal box for the electrics built into the wall beside the entrance with its lightning symbol, the octofoil mosaic flower in shades of dove grey and snow white []

NounEdit

octofoil (plural octofoils)

  1. (heraldry) A stylized flower or leaf with eight lobes; a double quatrefoil.