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Meaning of shrubby cinquefoil

shrub'by cinque'foil

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a small shrub, Potentilla fruticosa, of the rose family, native to the Northern temperate region, having pinnate leaves and numerous, showy, bright-yellow flowers. Also called
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