from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The astringent rhizome of Potentilla Tormentilla, a plant belonging to the rose family and native to Europe and Asia.
- n. A former genus of plants, now reduced to a section of Potentilla, including those species which have the parts of the flowers in fours. The tormentil belongs to this section.
- n. A plant of this subgenus; tormentil.
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