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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of a numerous plants grown for their five-petaled flowers; abundant in temperate regions; alleged to have medicinal properties [syn: cinquefoil, five-finger]

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noun Date: before 12th century cinquefoil 1

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Starfish Star"fish, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of echinoderms belonging to the class Asterioidea, in which the body is star-shaped and usually has five rays, though the number of rays varies from five to forty or more. The rays are often long, but are sometimes so short as to appear only as angles to the disklike body. Called also sea star, five-finger, and stellerid. Note: The ophiuroids are also sometimes called starfishes. See Brittle star, and Ophiuroidea. 2. (Zo["o]l.) The dollar fish, or butterfish.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Five-finger Five"-fin`ger, n. 1. (Bot.) See Cinquefoil. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A starfish with five rays, esp. Asterias rubens.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Cinquefoil Cinque"foil`, n. [Cinque five + foil, F. feuille leaf. See Foil.] 1. (Bot.) The name of several different species of the genus Potentilla; -- also called five-finger, because of the resemblance of its leaves to the fingers of the hand. 2. (Arch.) An ornamental foliation having five points or cups, used in windows, panels, etc. --Gwilt. Marsh cinquefoil, the Potentilla palustris, a plant with purple flowers which grows in fresh-water marshes.



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