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potentilla

/ˌpəʊtənˈtɪlə/
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1.
any rosaceous plant or shrub of the N temperate genus Potentilla, having five-petalled flowers See also cinquefoil (sense 1), silverweed (sense 1), tormentil
Word Origin
C16: New Latin, from Medieval Latin: garden valerian, from Latin potēns powerful, potent1
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