potentilla

noun
po·​ten·​til·​la | \ ˌpō-tᵊn-ˈti-lə How to pronounce potentilla (audio) \

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Examples of potentilla in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Great planting partners include weigela, new and improved varieties of potentilla such as 'Bella Bellissima,' lilac such as 'Miss Kim,' and ninebark. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Mar. 2022 Inside the freezer in Framingham are tightly sealed packages containing an estimated 6 million seeds from hundreds of plant species, bearing obscure or hard-to-pronounce names like potentilla robbinsiana. Washington Post, 10 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of potentilla

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for potentilla

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, garden heliotrope, from Latin potent-, potens

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“Potentilla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potentilla. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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