Definition of Cinquefoil

1. Noun. Any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties.

Exact synonyms: Five-finger
Group relationships: Genus Potentilla, Potentilla
Specialized synonyms: Goose Grass, Goose-tansy, Potentilla Anserina, Silverweed
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



2. Noun. An ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle.
Generic synonyms: Carving

Definition of Cinquefoil

1. 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.

Definition of Cinquefoil

1. Noun. potentilla (gloss flower) ¹

2. Noun. (heraldiccharge) A stylized flower or leaf with five lobes. ¹

3. Noun. (topology) A particular knot of five crossings. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cinquefoil

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cinquefoil

cinnolines
cinobufagin
cinocentrum
cinoxacin
cinoxate
cinqfoil
cinqfoils
cinquain
cinquains
cinque
cinquecentist
cinquecentists
cinquecento
cinquecentos
cinquedea
cinquefoil (current term)
cinquefoils
cinques
cinsault
cion
ciona intestinalis
cions
cioppino
cioppinos
cipher
cipherable
ciphered
cipherer
cipherers
cipherhood

Literary usage of Cinquefoil

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1. An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms Belonging to Families in Great by John Woody Papworth (1874)
"Az. a cinquefoil arg. quarterly with arg. a pelican feeding her young gu. ... Le Sire de ASTLE, S. Az. a cinquefoil pierced erm. over all a label of three ..."

2. Antiquities of Shropshire by Robert William Eyton (1855)
"Az. a cinquefoil pierced, between eight Martlets or. ... Arg. two Bars az. on a Canton of the second, a cinquefoil or, pierced of the second. ..."

3. Antiquities of Shropshire by Robert William Eyton (1855)
"Az. a cinquefoil pierced, between eight Martlets or. ... Arg. two Bars az. on a Canton of the second, a cinquefoil or, pierced of the second. ..."

4. Annals of the Coinage of Great Britain and its Dependencies: From the by Robers Ruding (1840)
"cinquefoil. Second Coinage. Hii own side face. Rose. Bolt. Second Coinage. ... cinquefoil. 1 Whether this be not a pomegranate. Pheon.—Rev. fleur-de-lis. ..."

5. An Essay on the Origin and Development of Window Tracery in England: With by Edward Augustus Freeman (1851)
"... graceful example of three lights, each filled with a cinquefoil ... in which cinquefoil arches support cinquefoils, the lower foils being round. /3. ..."

6. The Antiquary by Edward Walford, John Charles Cox, George Latimer Apperson (1882)
"... called water-brash or water-pains, sage tea is an infallible remedy; whilst cinquefoil tea should be taken by people who are afflicted with paralysis. ..."

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