Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The coltsfoot.
  • n. The horseshoe crab.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The coltsfoot.
  • n. The Limulus or horseshoe crab.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A horse's foot.
  • n. A plant, Tussilago Farfara: same as coltsfoot.
  • n. The horseshoe-crab or king-crab, Limulus polyphemus.

Etymologies

horse +‎ foot (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ellery wandered up and down, picking up shells and sea clams, and peering through the nets of the nearest weir at the "horsefoot crabs" and squid and flounders imprisoned in the pound.

    Keziah Coffin

  • Sae I took up the syke a wee bit, away to the right, where I saw the marks o'mony a horsefoot, and sure eneugh I cam to a place where there had been some clean leatherin ', and a' the puir chields were lying there buskit wi 'their claes just as they had put them on that morning -- naebody had found out that pose o' carcages -- and wha suld be in the midst thereof

    Old Mortality, Complete

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