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

  • adjective Having or resembling nails or claws.
  • adjective Zoology Having nails or claws, as opposed to hooves. Used of mammals.
  • adjective Botany Having a claw-shaped base.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having nails or claws, as distinguished from hoofs; not ungulate nor muticous, as a mammal; belonging to the Unguiculata.
  • In botany, furnished with a claw or claw-like base; clawed: said of petals; also, ending in a point like a claw.
  • In entomology, hooked, as if clawed.
  • noun A member of the Unguiculata.

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

  • adjective Furnished with nails, claws, or hooks; clawed. See the Note under nail, n., 1.
  • adjective (Bot.) Furnished with a claw, or a narrow stalklike base, as the petals of a carnation.
  • noun (Zoöl.) One of the Unguiculata.

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

  • adjective biology Having nails or claws, as distinguished from hoofs.

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

  • adjective having or resembling claws or nails
  • noun a mammal having nails or claws


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin unguiculātus, from Latin unguiculus, fingernail, diminutive of unguis; see unguis.]


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