Septfoil(Bot) A European herb, the tormentil. See Tormentil.
Septfoil(Eccl.Art) A typical figure, consisting of seven equal segments of a circle, used to denote the gifts of the Holy Chost, the seven sacraments as recognized by the Roman Catholic Church, etc.
Septfoil(Arch) An ornamental foliation having seven lobes. Cf. CinquefoilQuarterfoil, and Trefoil.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nseptfoilA plant, Potentilla Tormentilla. See tormentil.
nseptfoilA figure composed of seven lobes or leaves. Compare cinquefoil, quatrefoil, sexfoil. Specifically A figure of seven equal segments of a circle, used as an ecclesiastical symbol of the seven sacraments, seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, etc.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. sept, seven (L. septem,) + E. foil, leaf: cf. L. septifolium,
The golden-rod, the water septfoil, and the Lady's mantle, require no searching for.