/ sɪŋkfɔɪl /
Prevedi cinquefoil na: francuski
ETYM Cinque five + foil, French feuille leaf. Related to Foil.
1. An ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle.
2. Any of a numerous plants grown for their 5-petal flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties; SYN. five-finger.
Several plants having leaves divided into five lobes; architectural decoration resembling such leaf.
Any plant of the genus Potentilla of the rose family, usually with five-lobed leaves and brightly colored flowers. It is widespread in northern temperate regions.
Field cinquefoil p. canadensis is a low-growing perennial with yellow flowers native to E North America in dry grasslands and barrens.