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Meaning of cinquefoil

cinque•foil

Pronunciation: (singk'foil"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Potentilla, of the rose family, having yellow, red, or white five-petaled flowers, as P. reptansof the Old World, or P. argenteaof North America.
  2. Also calleda panellike ornament consisting of five lobes, divided by cusps, radiating from a common center.
  3. a charge in the form of a five-leaved clover.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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