five-spot

[fahyv-spot]
noun
  1. a playing card or the upward face of a die bearing five pips; a domino one half of which bears five pips.
  2. Slang. a five-dollar bill.
  3. a low plant, Nemophila maculata, of the waterleaf family, native to western and central California, having white flowers with a purple spot at the tip of each of its five petals.

Origin of five-spot

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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five-spot

noun
  1. (in the US) a five-dollar bill
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