from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a kind of wood sorrel (Oxalis caprina) growing at the Cape of Good Hope.
  • n. A short-stemmed South African plant (Oxalis caprina) with bluish flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The plant Oxalis caprina, a South African species cultivated in greenhouses.
  • Rcsembling a goat's foot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. short-stemmed South African plant with bluish flowers
  • n. short-stemmed South African plant with bluish flowers


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  • Unfortunately, he knew from old lessons that there was no remedy for goatsfoot poisoning except time.

    Arrow's Fall

  • It's not common around here, but it's not rare either, and it's been a wet spring, just what goatsfoot likes.

    Arrow's Fall

  • "They couldn't have known what hostel we'd overnight in, and they couldn't have counted on goatsfoot being available.

    Arrow's Fall

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