catfoot

noun

Definition of catfoot

plural -s
:a biennial cudweed (Gnaphalium obtusifolium) with linear lanceolate leaves that are decurrent as wings down the stem

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Origin and Etymology of catfoot

probably so called from the shape of the leaves


cat foot

noun

Definition of cat foot

:a short round compact foot like a cat's
  • a hound with a good cat foot
  • —A. J. Liebling

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cat-foot

intransitive verb

Definition of cat-foot

:to move in a manner suggesting a cat (as stealthily or silently)
  • the butler came cat-footing back along the hall
  • —Raymond Chandler

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