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Meaning of CINQUEFOIL

Pronunciation:  'singk`foyl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle
  2. [n]  any of a numerous plants grown for their 5-petal flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties
 

CINQUEFOIL is a 10 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: five-finger
 
 See Also: bush, carving, genus Potentilla, goose grass, goose-tansy, Potentilla, Potentilla anserina, shrub, silverweed

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cinque"foil`\, n. [Cinque five + foil, F. feuille
leaf. See {Foil}.]
1. (Bot.) The name of several different species of the genus
   {Potentilla}; -- also called {five-finger}, because of the
   resemblance of its leaves to the fingers of the hand.

2. (Arch.) An ornamental foliation having five points or
   cups, used in windows, panels, etc. --Gwilt.

{Marsh cinquefoil}, the {Potentilla palustris}, a plant with
   purple flowers which grows in fresh-water marshes.

 

 

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