Bird's-foot
Bird's-foot Bird's"-foot`, n. (Bot.) A papilionaceous plant, the {Ornithopus}, having a curved, cylindrical pod tipped with a short, clawlike point. [1913 Webster]

{Bird's-foot trefoil}. (Bot.) (a) A genus of plants ({Lotus}) with clawlike pods. {Lotus corniculatas}, with yellow flowers, is very common in Great Britain. (b) the related plant, {Trigonella ornithopodioides}, is also European. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bird's-foot — [bʉrdz′foot΄] n. pl. bird s foots any of various plants whose leaves or flowers resemble a bird s foot, as the bird s foot trefoil * * * …   Universalium

  • bird's-foot — [bʉrdz′foot΄] n. pl. bird s foots any of various plants whose leaves or flowers resemble a bird s foot, as the bird s foot trefoil …   English World dictionary

  • bird's foot — /ˈbɜdz fʊt/ (say berdz foot) noun any of the slender leguminous herbs of the genus Ornithopus, especially O. perpusillus, in which the pods on each stalk are spread out and resemble the claws of a bird s foot …   Australian English dictionary

  • bird’s-foot — seradėlė statusas T sritis augalininkystė atitikmenys: lot. Ornithopus angl. bird’s foot; serradella rus. птиценожка; сераделла …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • bird's-foot — noun also bird foot ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ (plural bird s foots also bird foots) : any of numerous plants having leaves or flowers resembling the foot of a bird; specifically : a plant of the genus Ornithopus having bent and jointed pods or of the related… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird's-foot — noun (plural bird s foots) a leguminous plant bearing pods shaped like the foot of a bird. [Ornithopus perpusillus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • bird's foot — noun the foot of a bird • Hypernyms: ↑animal foot, ↑foot • Hyponyms: ↑claw, ↑zygodactyl foot, ↑heterodactyl foot, ↑webbed foot, ↑lobate foot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bird's-foot trefoil — Bird s foot Bird s foot , n. (Bot.) A papilionaceous plant, the {Ornithopus}, having a curved, cylindrical pod tipped with a short, clawlike point. [1913 Webster] {Bird s foot trefoil}. (Bot.) (a) A genus of plants ({Lotus}) with clawlike pods.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bird's-foot trefoil — bird s′ foot tre′foil n. pln a plant, Lotus corniculatus, of the legume family, the pods of which spread like a crow s foot: grown for forage …   From formal English to slang

  • bird's-foot violet — bird s′ foot vi′olet n. pln a violet, Viola pedata, of the E and midwestern U.S., having single flowers with a yellow center, two purple upper petals, and three lavender lower petals • Etymology: 1830–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

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