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noun (1)

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

cat foot

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noun (2)

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


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intransitive verb

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

Word History


Noun (1)

probably so called from the shape of the leaves

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“Catfoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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