from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having five leaflets, as the Virginia creeper.
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A four-leafed clover is good luck; a five-leafed clover, bad.
The old ruin was more picturesque than, ever in its cloak of five-leafed ivy which the autumn had touched with red and gold.
That is it's a five-leafed blossom, a sort of conventional flower that they always call
“I told you not to nibble on that strange five-leafed ’seaweed’ in that sunken boat.”
Cornelius Agrippa wrote on the power of numbers, which he declares is asserted by nature herself; thus the herb called cinquefoil, or five-leafed grass, resists poison, and bans devils by virtue of the number five; one leaf of it taken in wine twice a day cures the quotidian, three the tertian, four the quartan fever. [