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Meaning of tormentil

tor•men•til

Pronunciation: (tôr'men-til), [key]
— n.
  1. a low European plant, Potentilla erecta, of the rose family, having small, bright-yellow flowers, and a strongly astringent root used in medicine and in tanning and dyeing.
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