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- n. A stylized flower or leaf with six lobes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant or flower with six leaves.
- n. In her., decorative art, arch., etc., a figure of six lobes or foliations, similar in character to the cinquefoil. Also sisefoil (in heraldry).
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By degrees the bowl became broader and shallower, and instead of the base having six points, its form is a sexfoil without any points.
Subject: witbin a sexfoil, in cbief five billets, 2 and 3 j on a band in fess the bust of a bishop or mitred prior between a key and sword; in base, two lions rampant.