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po·ten·til·la

 (pōt′n-tĭl′ə)
[Medieval Latin, garden valerian, from Latin potēns, potent-, present participle of posse, to be able; see potent.]
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potentilla

(ˌpəʊtənˈtɪlə)
n
(Plants) any rosaceous plant or shrub of the N temperate genus Potentilla, having five-petalled flowers. See also cinquefoil1, silverweed1, tormentil
[C16: New Latin, from Medieval Latin: garden valerian, from Latin potēns powerful, potent1]
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Noun1.potentilla - chiefly perennial northern hemisphere herbs and shrubs: cinquefoilPotentilla - chiefly perennial northern hemisphere herbs and shrubs: cinquefoil
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
family Rosaceae, Rosaceae, rose family - a large family of dicotyledonous plants of order Rosales; have alternate leaves and five-petaled flowers with numerous stamens
cinquefoil, five-finger - any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties
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potentilla

[ˌpəʊtnˈtɪlə] npotentilla, cinquefoglie m inv
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