Dove's-foot
Dove's-foot Dove's"-foot`, n. (Bot.) (a) A small annual species of Geranium, native in England; -- so called from the shape of the leaf. (b) The columbine. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

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