noun. an ornamental carving consisting of five arcs arranged in a circle.
noun. any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties.
- Potentilla anserina
- genus Potentilla
- goose grass
Example sentences of the word cinquefoil
1. Noun, singular or mass
When planting a young cinquefoil, it's important to keep the shrub's mature size in mind so that you give it enough room to spread fully.