Definition of patte d'oie in English:

patte d'oie

noun

  • A number of avenues, roads, paths, etc. (usually three or five) diverging from a common point.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Humphry Repton (1752–1818), landscape gardener. From French patte d'oie from patte + de + oie goose (1175 in Old French; alteration (after oiseau bird) of earlier oe, oue from post-classical Latin auca: see ocarina).

Pronunciation

patte d'oie

/ˌpat ˈdwɑː/