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n. (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.


 - (Arch.) An ornamental foliation having five points or cups, used in windows, panels, etc. Marsh cinquefoil, the Potentilla palustris, a plant with purple flowers which grows in fresh- water marshes.

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