Meaning of septfoil in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɛp(t)fɔɪl/


  • 1 rare The plant tormentil, Potentilla erecta. In later use more widely: any of several plants of (or formerly included in) the genus Potentilla.

    Now chiefly in lists of alternative names for these plants.

  • 2Architecture
    An ornamental design with seven foils. Also (chiefly Heraldry): a design with seven leaves or lobes radiating from a common centre.


Architecture Art
  • Ornamented with or formed of seven foils.


Old English; earliest use found in Pseudo-Apuleius' Herbarium. In some forms from post-classical Latin septefolium tormentil from classical Latin septi- + folium, after ancient Greek ἑπτάϕυλλον.