Cinquefoil

�A five sided design of converging arcs, often used in framework.
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Cinquefoil

• (n.) 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. • (n.) An ornamental foliation having five points or cups, used in windows, panels, etc.
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cinquefoil

(genus Potentilla), any of many flowering plants of the rose family (Rosaceae), comprising about 500 species of herbs and shrubs. The common name, ...
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Cinquefoil

(Potentilla) Potentilla (Cinquefoil) is the botanical name for a group of hardy perennials and shrubs originally found in North America, the European mountains and northern Asia. These plants vary in height from 8 inches to 2 feet. They have pretty foliage and a bunch of saucer-shaped flowers. There are tall kinds suitable for planting in borders a...
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cinquefoil

noun an ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle
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Cinquefoil

Cinque'foil` noun [ Cinque five + foil , French feuille leaf. See Foil .] 1. (Botany) 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 ha...
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cinquefoil

Any of a group of plants that usually have five-lobed leaves and brightly coloured flowers. They are widespread in northern temperate regions. (Genus Potentilla, family Rosaceae.)
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Cinquefoil

archaic or obsolete terms > Herbs & Plants: Potentilla. Also called five finger, because of the resemblance of its leaves to the fingers of the hand. Also known as sunkfield, synkefoyle. Five-leaf Grass is a creeping plant with large yellow flowers like the Silverweed, each one growing on its own long stalk, which springs from the point at which th...
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cinquefoil

cinquefoil (singk'foil) [O.Fr.,=five leaves], name for any plant of the widely distributed genus Potentilla of the family Rosaceae (rose family), chiefly herbs of north temperate and subarctic regions. Most cinquefoils are perennial; many but not all of them have leaves of five leaflets, for whi...
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Cinquefoil

In architecture, cinquefoil or cinque-foil is an ornament in the Gothic style, consisting of five foliated or feathered divisions, often used in the arches of the lights and tracery of windows, panellings, etc. The term cinquefoil is also applied to circles, formed by projecting points or cusps, so arranged that the intervals between them resemble ...
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cinquefoil

[n] - any of a numerous plants grown for their 5-petal flowers 2. [n] - an ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle
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