Any of several plants of the genus Potentilla in the rose family, native chiefly to temperate and cold regions and having yellow or sometimes white or red flowers and compound leaves that in some species bear five leaflets.
Architecture A design having five sides composed of converging arcs, usually used as a frame for glass or a panel.
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