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Meaning of TREFOIL

Pronunciation:  'trefoyl

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an architectural ornament in the form of three arcs arranged in a circle
  2. [n]  a plant of the genus Trifolium
  3. [n]  any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves

TREFOIL is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: clover, medic, medick
 See Also: alfalfa, alpine clover, architectural ornament, black medick, buffalo clover, Calvary clover, crimson clover, dutch clover, genus Medicago, genus Trifolium, herb, herbaceous plant, hop clover, Italian clover, lesser yellow trefoil, lucerne, Medicago, Medicago arborea, Medicago echinus, Medicago falcata, Medicago intertexta, Medicago lupulina, Medicago sativa, moon trefoil, nonesuch clover, purple clover, red clover, shamrock, sickle alfalfa, sickle lucerne, sickle medick, Trifolium, Trifolium alpinum, Trifolium dubium, Trifolium incarnatum, Trifolium pratense, Trifolium reflexum, Trifolium repens, Trifolium stoloniferum, white clover, yellow trefoil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Tre"foil\, n. [L. tres three + E. foil leaf; cf. F.
fr[`e]fle, It. trifoglio, L. trifolium. See {Tri-}, {Foil}
leaf, and cf. {Trifoly}.]
1. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Trifolium}, which includes
   the white clover, red clover, etc.; -- less properly,
   applied also to the nonesuch, or black medic. See
   {Clover}, and {Medic}.

2. (Arch.) An ornamental foliation consisting of three
   divisions, or foils.

3. (Her.) A charge representing the clover leaf.