from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. An order of holothurians, including those that have ambulacral suckers, or feet, and an internal gill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The pedate holothurians, a division of Holothuroidea, having numerous ambulacral feet: distinguished from Apoda.
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The birdsfoot ivy (pedata) is curious, as it clings to the stones like delicate leaf embroidery, and for shining green leafage but few equal to the one called lucida.
In shale and sandy soil, even in the gravel of hillsides, one finds the narrowly divided, finely cut leaves and the bicolored beardless blossom of the Bird's-foot Violet (_V. pedata_), pale bluish purple on the lower petals, dark purple on one or two upper ones, and with a heart of gold.
REPTILIA pedata, auribus plano-denudatis absque auriculis, variam vitam ex llru£Iura agunt; Tejiudines muniuntur Tclta, Draconc. evolant Alis, Lacertae fugiUnt Pedibus, Kanae ablconduntur Locc nec oranes Vcncno prorfus carent, ut Gecko et Gcitje,
"You see I grow several members of the viola pedata family, bird's foot, snake, and wood violet, and three of the odorata, English, marsh, and sweet, for our big drug houses.
■ ciniis oblongis acutis serratis. t; W.P. fronde pedata, foliolis bipinnatilidis, l? ftera - libus tripartitis.