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

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Word Origin for potentilla

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