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Topic: SHAPES, PATTERNS

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: trefeuil, from Latin trifolium, from tri- 'three' + folium 'leaf'

trefoil

noun
     
treā€§foil [countable] technical
1HBP a type of small plant that has leaves which divide into three parts
2CF a pattern in the shape of these leaves
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