Gnaphalium dioicum, from its soft flower-heads. Also called cat's-paw.' name='description'> cat's-foot - definition and meaning


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A name sometimes given to ground-ivy or gill, from the shape of its leaves, and to Gnaphalium dioicum, from its soft flower-heads. Also called cat's-paw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A plant (Nepeta Glechoma) of the same genus with catnip; ground ivy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A plant (Nepeta Glechoma) in the same genus as catnip; ground ivy.

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

  • noun low-growing perennial herb having leaves with whitish down and clusters of small white flowers


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  • "This," wrote Forbes, on hearing of the proposal, "is a new system of military discipline truly, and shows that my good friend Burd is either made a cat's-foot of himself, or little knows me if he imagines that sixty scoundrels are to direct me in my measures." [

    Montcalm and Wolfe


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