from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Cinquefoil; five-finger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Cinquefoil.


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  • Noh looked at the green stuff closely, expecting to see a few mutants mixed in with a bunch of normal-looking three-leafers, but instead she found that every plant she saw was an honest-to-goodness five-leaf clover.

    Among the Ghosts

  • Movies are divided by subject - comedies, dramas, sci-fi, action - and rated by marijuana leaves instead of stars "Animal House" is a five-leaf film; "Dude, Where's My Car" gets 21/2 leaves.

    3 books on pot culture

  • The finger bones had pointed to avatars, and it seemed to me the avatars had sown plants that I might find them now, and harvest what was needed: shiny evergreen leaves of the holm oak, barberries, five-leaf root, bullace branches, and tender feverfew leaves that had lingered into winter.


  • His was, rather, a five-leaf clover, like this: [Quickly add the fifth leaf to the drawing, and insert the letter P, completing Fig. 14.] 'Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do,' says the Bible, 'do it with thy might.'

    Crayon and Character: Truth Made Clear Through Eye and Ear Or, Ten-Minute Talks with Colored Chalks

  • The island is in the shape of a five-leaf clover, and the bays are all surrounded with tall trees and bushes, so that a vessel could be hidden there without half trying.

    The Rover Boys on the Great Lakes Or, the secret of the island cave

  • If you find a five-leaf daisy (that is, one with five ray-flowers) and swallow it without chewing, you will in the course of the day shake hands with your intended.

    Current Superstitions Collected from the Oral Tradition of English Speaking Folk

  • Low-maintenance plants: astilbe; autumn fern; hardy geranium; 'Blue Fortune' anise hyssop; plumbago; Russian sage; Knock Out/¢ roses; sedges; hakone grass; most ornamental grasses; purple beautyberry; boxwood; variegated five-leaf aralia; Virginia sweetspire; 'Endless Summer' hydrangea; most viburnums; serviceberry; and redbud.

  • "That probably was because they are young and mobile and would find it hard to manage a five-leaf dining table," she added. - Top Stories

  • Now, you can add luck when you get yourself a five-leaf - Articles related to Green & Black's Commits to Move Entire Chocolate Range to Fair Trade Certified in United States

  • He's one of the more literate posters here (despite what he says about himself), and because he's normally a paragon of eloquence who so rarely makes any spelling or grammatical errors, spotting one is like finding a four-leaf clover (and spotting it in his moniker is like a five-leaf!).

    Think Progress


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