bird's-foot definition

  • noun:
    • A papilionaceous plant with a curved, cylindrical pod tipped with a short, claw-like point.
    • A papilionaceous plant, the Ornithopus, having a curved, cylindrical pod tipped with a brief, clawlike point.
    • a typical title for many plants, especially papilionaceous flowers associated with genus Ornithopus, their particular legumes being articulated, cylindrical, and bent in like claws.
    • title of a spurge, Euphorbia Ornithopus, of Cape of Good Hope.
    • the base of a bird

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