One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having four lobes, or a four-lobed pattern.
Originally: a plant having four leaves arising from a single point. Later: a figure, often used decoratively, representing or resembling this shape; a structure having four lobes.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Berkenhout (?1730–1791), physician and writer. From quadri- + foil.
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.