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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of numerous plants of the genus Ranunculus that have palmately cleft or divided leaves.
  • noun Any of several other plants having leaves or other parts somewhat resembling a bird's foot.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Nautical A set of small lines passed through holes of a batten or fitting to help support the backbone of an awning.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The wind-flower, Anemone nemorosa.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In botany, the name of the common species of Ranunculus or buttercup, having divided leaves and bright-yellow flowers. See Ranunculus.
  • noun A caltrop.

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

  • noun (Bot.) The genus Ranunculus, of many species; some are common weeds, others are flowering plants of considerable beauty.
  • noun (Naut.) A number of small cords rove through a long block, or euphroe, to suspend an awning by.
  • noun (Mil.) A caltrop.
  • noun (Well Boring) A tool with a side claw for recovering broken rods, etc.

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

  • noun Any of many plants, mostly of the genus Ranunculus, that have a leaf shaped somewhat like a bird's foot; especially the buttercups

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

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus

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crow +‎ foot

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