crowfoot definition

  • noun:
    • Any of many plants for the genus Ranunculus that have palmately cleft or split leaves, such as the buttercups.
    • some of some other flowers having leaves or other components significantly resembling a bird's base.
    • An iron basketball with four spikes arranged making sure that one always points upwards, used to wait the advance of installed soldiers and infantry; a caltrop.
    • Nautical a collection of little lines passed away through holes of a batten or fitting to simply help support the backbone of an awning.
    • Any of many flowers, mainly of the genus Ranunculus, that have a leaf shaped notably like a bird's foot; particularly the buttercups
    • The genus Ranunculus, of several species; some are common weeds, others are flowering plants of substantial beauty.
    • A number of small cords rove through an extended block, or euphroe, to suspend an awning by.
    • A caltrop.
    • an instrument with a side claw for recovering broken rods, etc.
    • Nautical: A device composed of tiny lines rove through a block of wood, fastened towards the backbone of an awning, to help keep it from sagging at the center. A similar arrangement was formerly used to keep carefully the foot-ropes of topsails from chafing against the top-rim.
    • In a ship-of-war, an iron stand fixed at one end to a table and hooked on various other to a beam above, upon which the mess-kids, etc., tend to be hung.
    • In botany, the name of the common species of Ranunculus or buttercup, having split leaves and bright-yellow flowers. See Ranunculus.
    • A caltrop.
    • The wind-flower, Anemone nemorosa.
    • any one of various flowers of genus Ranunculus

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