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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.
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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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