potentilla

/ (ˌpəʊtənˈtɪlə) /

noun

any rosaceous plant or shrub of the N temperate genus Potentilla, having five-petalled flowersSee also cinquefoil (def. 1), silverweed (def. 1), tormentil

Nearby words

  1. potential well,
  2. potential, electric,
  3. potentiality,
  4. potentially,
  5. potentiate,
  6. potentiometer,
  7. potentiometric,
  8. potentiometric surface,
  9. potentiometric titration,
  10. potently

Word Origin for potentilla

C16: New Latin, from Medieval Latin: garden valerian, from Latin potēns powerful, potent 1

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