- any of certain species of potentilla having leaves of five leaflets, as Potentilla canadensis.
- Virginia creeper.
Origin of five-finger
before 1000; Middle English; Old English fīffingre
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Examples from the Web for five-finger
It ran up and down about six octaves, to the tune of a five-finger exercise.Cupid's Middleman
Edward B. Lent
To have the five-finger exercises of his irresistibility played on one.Balloons
He may have an intuition of this, for he says quietly, "Now play me a scale and a five-finger exercise."
The Five-finger (Asterias rubens, L.) is a very numerous species on our coast and very destructive.Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk
"The only fortune we shall ever have will come from five-finger land," laughed Hal good-naturedly.The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
Amanda Minnie Douglas
- any of various plants having five-petalled flowers or five lobed leaves, such as cinquefoil and Virginia creeper
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