Quatrefoil Architecture

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In architecture, an opening or a panel dividing by cusps or foliations into four leaves, or more correctly the leaf-shaped figure formed by the cusps. It is an ornament which has been supposed to represents the four leaves of a cruciform flower, and is common in the tracery of Gothic windows.


Logan Marshall, Ed. International Self-Pronouncing Reference Library (five vols.) (Philadelphia, PA: International Press, 1911)


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