Noun(1) any of several Old World herbs of the genus Medicago having small flowers and trifoliate compound leaves(2) a plant of the genus Trifolium(3) an architectural ornament in the form of three arcs arranged in a circle
(1) Whereas the trefoil fenestration above runs the length of the building unbroken, the articulation of the lower story is disrupted at the grand portal.(2) Saint Patrick used a seamrÔö£Ôöég, called a trefoil or three-leaf clover, to illustrate the concept of the trinity to the people.(3) trefoil windows(4) In the 13th-century Deesis mosaic, again in Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, the background gold tesserae are laid in a ripple trefoil pattern.(5) Closer inspection reveals that this Astwerk subtly conforms to anticipated architectural form; the principal vines visible within the bed of foliage mimic the trefoil shape of the upper frame of the shrine.(6) An artist can look at a mathematical shape and envision unlimited possibilities, even from a shape as seemingly simple as a tetrahedron, a trefoil knot, a MÔö£├ébius strip, or a fractal surface.(7) The trefoil within the upper squares finds no counterpart above Gideon and the Burning Bush, though the tracery here falsely suggests an answering trefoil .(8) To this fusion are added Gothic style elements in the legs (a rounded arch above and a trefoil below each), colorful French ceramics with a Moorish flavor, and exotic serpents on either side of the ceramic cylinder.(9) a trefoil of parachutes lowers the shuttle's used rockets to Earth(10) This ancient breed (Neolithic bones reveal its ancestry here) graze on heather grassland rich with wild flowers and herbs such as thyme, violets, orchids, primroses or bird's foot trefoil .(11) One was quite enough - especially after he discovered that the matching trefoil brand on his shoulder glowed in the dark.(12) The trefoil motif of much Celtic art, such as the Manx symbol, is suggested here.(13) Between the slab and the black marble base is a double arcade of carved alabaster delicately embellished with trefoil arches, crocket capitals, and pinnacles.(14) It is sometimes called wild chervil; and also has the names honewort (used of the closely related C. canadensis in N. America) and trefoil (but this last is used of other plants also).(15) The pieces, which depict attack scenes between lions, bulls, and griffins, are distinguished by the trefoil rendering of the ears and the braided pattern of the hair along the body contours of the lions.(16) If you were to lay a string along the strip's edge until the string's ends met and pulled the string tight, you would end up with a trefoil knot in the string.
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