harefoot definition

  • noun:
    • an extended, thin foot, carried (this is certainly, created or expanding) ahead, such as puppies.
    • an extended, thin base, transported (that is, produced or expanding) ahead; -- said of dogs.
    • A tree (Ochroma Lagopus) of this West Indies, having the stamens united somewhat by means of a hare's base.
    • The base of a hare; a foot resembling a hare's base.
    • A swift-footed person.
    • The ptarmigan, or any species of the genus Lagopus: so called considering that the densely feathered foot resemble those associated with the hare. See first cut under grouse.
    • A long, slim foot, carried ahead, such as is found in some dogs. V. Shaw, Book for the Puppy.
    • In botany: identical to avens.
    • Same as hare's foot, 1.
    • illegitimate child of Canute who seized the throne of England in 1037 (died in 1040)

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