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pointal

[poin-tl]
noun
  1. pointel.
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pointel

or poin·tal

[poin-tl]
noun
  1. a pavement of tile mosaic forming an abstract design.
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Sometimes poyn·tell [poin-tel] /ˈpɔɪn tɛl/, poyn·till [poin-til] /ˈpɔɪn tɪl/.

Origin of pointel

1250–1300; Middle English: stylus, pencil, pointed instrument < Old French: point of a spear (French pointeau); cognate with Italian puntello, diminutive of punto point; see -elle
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Historical Examples

  • The calyx is quinquedentated; and from the centre rises the pointal, surmounted by a crest of four leaves.

    Antigua and the Antiguans, Volume II (of 2)

    Anonymous

  • The pointal afterwards becomes a flat oblong pod, containing a few kidney-shaped seeds.