As a seasoned design professional I have memorised most of my shapes....triangles, circles... even rectangles, but I need to do some research on this shape, and for the life of me I cannot think "what to google"! "Square with two rounded corners" isn't working!

Mystery shape

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Leaf Shape

I found some results as Leaf Shape in graphic resources sites:

Shutterstock

Shutterstock


ALLPPT.com

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Print4mee

leaf4


PNGTREE

PNGTREE


Modes4u

Fabric

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    I didn't expect to like this answer as much as I did after search for a while. I the name "leaf shape" is emergent of folksonomy, rather than coming from a more formal taxonomy — but regardless I think this is the right answer – New Alexandria Sep 12 at 12:21
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    Thanks @Danielillo I think you've cracked it. You know "leaf" did vaguely occur to me when I was writing the question, but I didn't fully think it through. Sometimes confirmation from a peer is what's needed to firm up a concept. Leaf shape it is. – mayersdesign Sep 12 at 13:54
  • @mayersdesign Leaf is good in general, but your example is an extreme version that doesn't really look like a leaf at all, so don't feel bad for not making that connection. I might even call yours a "squared leaf shape". – JPhi1618 Sep 14 at 15:55

Microsoft calls it a Round diagonal corner rectangle. Here are the names of various rectangles (one can confirm this for oneself by mouse-hovering over these shapes in e.g. Powerpoint or Word):

screengrab of various rectangles

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    Excellent contribution, thanks very much – mayersdesign Sep 12 at 19:59

Given a squircle is a square with rounded corners, you could call this a "half-squircle"*.

* Technically the shape you mention does not fit the mathematical definition a squircle, but it's close enough to be called that by most people in the same way that people call things that are approximately circular a circle.

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    If you'd ask me to draw a 'half-squircle' I'd literally cut it in half though.. Not with the opposite sides still sharp corners. – Summer Sep 12 at 12:17
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    What about semi-squircle? – Tim Sep 12 at 13:19
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    If you'd ask me to draw a 'half-squircle' I would assume one of us is having a stroke. 'Semi-squircle' sounds even weirder, but more accurate in this sense. – J.E Sep 12 at 13:57
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    I'd like to note that a squircle is not the same as the typical rounded square with quarter circle corners. – Emil Sep 12 at 14:17
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    Just a side-note. I would imagine that talking about the use of "squircles" during a logo presentation to a board of execs would be met with confusion and laughter. It's very esoteric so I doubt this word would be readily consumed outside of design professionals. – MonkeyZeus Sep 12 at 15:48

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