from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The innermost or first digit on the hind foot of certain mammals. The human hallux is commonly called the big toe.
- n. A homologous digit of a bird, reptile, or amphibian. In birds, it is often directed backward.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The big toe
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The first, or preaxial, digit of the hind limb, corresponding to the pollux in the fore limb; the great toe; the hind toe of birds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The innermost of the five digits which normally compose the hind foot of air-breathing vertebrates; in man, the great toe. See cut under foot.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the first largest innermost toe
Medieval Latin hallux, blend of Latin allus, hallus, thumb, and Latin hallex, big toe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin, from Latin allus, hallus. (Wiktionary)