tormentil

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noun tor·men·til \ ˈtȯr-mən-ˌtil \

Definition of tormentil

:a yellow-flowered Eurasian cinquefoil (Potentilla erecta synonym P. tormentilla) with a root sometimes used in tanning and dyeing

Origin and Etymology of tormentil

Middle English turmentille, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin tormentilla, from Latin tormentum; from its use in allaying pain


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