cinquefoil

Definitions of cinquefoil
  1. noun
    any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties
    synonyms: five-finger
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    types:
    Potentilla anserina, goose grass, goose-tansy, silverweed
    low-growing perennial having leaves silvery beneath; northern United States; Europe; Asia
    type of:
    bush, shrub
    a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
  2. noun
    an ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle
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    type of:
    carving
    a sculpture created by removing material (as wood or ivory or stone) in order to create a desired shape
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