Definition of Potentilla

1. Noun. Chiefly perennial northern hemisphere herbs and shrubs: cinquefoil.

Exact synonyms: Genus Potentilla
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Rosaceae, Rosaceae, Rose Family
Member holonyms: Cinquefoil, Five-finger



Definition of Potentilla

1. Noun. Any of many shrubs and herbs of the genus ''Potentilla''; the cinquefoils ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Potentilla

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Literary usage of Potentilla

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1. The Ladies' Flower-garden of Ornamental Perennials by Loudon (Jane) (1843)
"The potentilla is very nearly allied to the strawberry, the principal difference being in the fruit, which in the strawberry is of a fine flavour and juicy, ..."

2. English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants, with Their Essential by James Edward Smith, James Sowerby (1799)
"potentilla √°urea. Linn.Sp.Pl.'jtz. ... another new potentilla in the highlands, with which we hope in due time to make the public acquainted. ..."

3. The Green Fairy Book edited by Andrew Lang (1906)
"PRINCE NARCISSUS AND THE PRINCESS potentilla ONCE upon a time there lived a ... This was surrounded by a high wall, and in it the charming potentilla was ..."

4. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"Scheme of staminal arrangements in Rosaceae. i, species of potentilla: a 6, cd, rf, pairs <rf stamens of the outermost whorl. ..."

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