Creeping-cinquefoil



noun
1.
See under (def 1).
[singk-foil] /ˈsɪŋkˌfɔɪl/
noun
1.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Potentilla, of the rose family, having yellow, red, or white five-petaled flowers, as P. reptans (creeping cinquefoil) of the Old World, or P. argentea (silvery cinquefoil) of North America.
2.
Also called quinquefoil, quintefoil. Architecture. a panellike ornament consisting of five lobes, divided by cusps, radiating from a common center.
3.
Heraldry. a charge in the form of a five-leaved clover.
/ˈsɪŋkˌfɔɪl/
noun
1.
any plant of the N temperate rosaceous genus Potentilla, typically having five-lobed compound leaves
2.
an ornamental carving in the form of five arcs arranged in a circle and separated by cusps
3.
(heraldry) a charge representing a five-petalled flower
n.

from Latin quinquefolium, from quinque (see five) + folium (see folio).

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