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Saturday Word: Quatrefoil

quat·re·foil [ˈka-tər-ˌfȯi(-ə)l] or [kăt′rə-ˌfȯi(-ə)l]:
origin: [1500's] Anglo-French; quatre= four + -foil= leaves.

A fanciful pattern, often found in fashion or architecture, resembling a four-leaf clover or flower (the lobes reticent of leaves or petals): an image at once subtle & bold. Such patterns are found in medieval designs of crests and shields, yet still appear on modern objects like diaper bags or gift-wrapping paper.

Are there quatrefoils in your life?
*images welcome

Tags: anglo-french, noun, q, wordsmith: theidolhands

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