five–spot

noun

Definition of five–spot

  1. 1 :  a California annual herb (Nemophila maculata) with showy flowers having a conspicuous purple blotch at the end of each corolla lobe

  2. 2 :  an oil well made to produce copiously by pumping water under pressure into four other holes surrounding it

  3. 3a :  3five 5a b slang :  a five-dollar bill Sure, it was a form of panhandling. But with that sponge and squeegee, he gave dignity to it … . I figured … this time I'd give him a five-spot. — Mike Royko, Pittsburgh Press, 23 Aug. 1987

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