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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SEPT'FOIL, n. [L. septem and folium; seven leaved.] A plant of the genus Tormentilla.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a seven-lobed ornamental figure. 2 archaic tormentil. Etymology: LL septifolium after CINQUEFOIL, TREFOIL

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Septfoil Sept"foil, n. [F. sept seven (L. septem) + E. foil leaf: cf. L. septifolium.] 1. (Bot.) A European herb, the tormentil. See Tormentil. 2. (Arch.) An ornamental foliation having seven lobes. Cf. Cinquefoil, Quarterfoil, and Trefoil. 3. (Eccl.Art.) A typical figure, consisting of seven equal segments of a circle, used to denote the gifts of the Holy Chost, the seven sacraments as recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, etc. [R.]



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