cloven-footed definition

  • adjective:
    • Cloven-hoofed.
    • getting the base divided in to parts; cloven-hoofed; fissiped
    • obtaining the foot or hoof divided into two parts, due to the fact ox.
    • of or concerning the cloven foot of ruminants or swine
  • others:
    • obtaining the base split into parts; cloven-hoofed; fissiped.
    • In ornithology, having the webs of a palmate base profoundly incised, so that the foot is practically semipalmate, as with a tern associated with the genus Hydrochelidon, the Larus fissipes or cloven-footed gull of very early writers.

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