Tre"foil (?), n. [L. tres three + E. foil leaf; cf. F. frefle, It. trifoglio, L. trifolium. See Tri-, Foil leaf, and cf. Trifoly.]

1. Bot.

Any plant of the genus Trifolium, which includes the white clover, red clover, etc.; -- less properly, applied also to the nonesuch, or black medic. See Clover, and Medic.

2. Arch.

An ornamental foliation consisting of three divisions, or foils.

3. Her.

A charge representing the clover leaf.


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