from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of numerous plants of the genus Ranunculus that have palmately cleft or divided leaves, such as the buttercups.
- n. Any of several other plants having leaves or other parts somewhat resembling a bird's foot.
- n. 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.
- n. Nautical A set of small lines passed through holes of a batten or fitting to help support the backbone of an awning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of many plants, mostly of the genus Ranunculus, that have a leaf shaped somewhat like a bird's foot; especially the buttercups
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The genus Ranunculus, of many species; some are common weeds, others are flowering plants of considerable beauty.
- n. A number of small cords rove through a long block, or euphroe, to suspend an awning by.
- n. A caltrop.
- n. A tool with a side claw for recovering broken rods, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical: A device consisting of small lines rove through a block of wood, fastened to the backbone of an awning, to keep it from sagging in the middle. A similar arrangement was formerly used to keep the foot-ropes of topsails from chafing against the top-rim.
- n. In a ship-of-war, an iron stand fixed at one end to a table and hooked at the other to a beam above, on which the mess-kids, etc., are hung.
- n. In botany, the name of the common species of Ranunculus or buttercup, having divided leaves and bright-yellow flowers. See Ranunculus.
- n. A caltrop.
- n. The wind-flower, Anemone nemorosa.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
crow + foot (Wiktionary)