Crowfoot definition

krōfo͝ot
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Any of numerous plants of the genus Ranunculus that have palmately cleft or divided leaves.
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Any of several other plants having leaves or other parts somewhat resembling a bird's foot.
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An iron ball with four spikes arranged so that one always points upwards, used to delay the advance of mounted troops and infantry; a caltrop.
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(nautical) A set of small lines passed through holes of a batten or fitting to help support the backbone of an awning.
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Any of a number of plants of the buttercup family, characterized by simple or variously lobed leaves somewhat resembling a crow's foot, esp. any of a genus (Ranunculus) of chiefly yellow-flowered plants.
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(naut.) An arrangement of cords run through a block pulley to suspend an awning, etc.
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Any of many plants, mostly of the genus Ranunculus, that have a leaf shaped somewhat like a bird's foot; especially the buttercups.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
crowfoot
Plural:
crowfoots

Origin of crowfoot