multifoil

[ muhl-tuh-foil ]
/ ˈmʌl təˌfɔɪl /
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noun

a foil, especially one having more than five lobes.

adjective

(of an arch, window opening, etc.) having the form of a foil with more than five lobes.

Nearby words

  1. multiflora rose,
  2. multifloral,
  3. multiflorous,
  4. multifocal,
  5. multifocal lens,
  6. multifold,
  7. multifoliate,
  8. multiform,
  9. multiformity,
  10. multifunctional

Origin of multifoil

First recorded in 1825–35; multi- + foil2

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British Dictionary definitions for multifoil

multifoil

/ (ˈmʌltɪˌfɔɪl) /

noun

an ornamental design having a large number of foilsSee also trefoil (def. 4), quatrefoil (def. 2), cinquefoil (def. 2)
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