This clover leaf is a quatrefoil.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- a flower with four petals or a leaf with four leaflets
- Archit. a circular design made up of four converging arcs
Origin: Middle English quaterfoyle from Middle French quatrefeuille from quatre (from Classical Latin quattuor, four) plush feuille (from Classical Latin folium, leaf: see foil)
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- A representation of a flower with four petals or a leaf with four leaflets, especially in heraldry.
- Architecture Tracery or an ornament with four foils or lobes.
Origin: Middle English quaterfoile : Old French quatre, four; see quatrain + Old French foil, leaf; see foil2.