Dewclaw meaning

do͝oklô, dyo͝o-
A short digit that does not reach the ground, found on the feet of dogs and certain other mammals.
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A functionless digit on the foot of some animals, as on the inner side of a dog's leg or above the true hoof in cattle, deer, etc.
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The claw or hoof at the end of such a digit.
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A short digit that does not reach the ground, found on the feet of dogs and certain other mammals.
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A vestigial digit, hoof or claw that does not reach the ground.
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Origin of dewclaw

  • Perhaps dew claw

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