cinquefoil

Primary Meanings of cinquefoil

1.
n
any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties
2.
n
an ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle
Full Definitions of cinquefoil
1

n any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties

Synonyms:
five-finger
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

n an ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle

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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