Tormentil Definition

tôrmən-tĭl
noun
A European cinquefoil (Potentilla tormentilla) with yellow flowers and rhizomes used in tanning and dyeing.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Tormentil

Noun

Singular:
tormentil
Plural:
tormentils

Origin of Tormentil

  • Middle English tormentille from Medieval Latin tormentilla feminine diminutive of Latin tormentum torment (from its use as an analgesic) torment

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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