octofoil

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From octo- +‎ foil.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

octofoil (comparative more octofoil, superlative most octofoil)

  1. Having eight lobes or leaves. [from 19th c.]
    • 2001, Anthea Bell, translating WG Sebald, Austerlitz, Penguin 2011, p. 213:
      Then there was the cool air as I entered the front hall of Number Twelve Šporkova, the metal box for the electrics built into the wall beside the entrance with its lightning symbol, the octofoil mosaic flower in shades of dove grey and snow white […].