catfoot

noun (1)
plural -s

Definition of catfoot 

(Entry 1 of 3)

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

cat foot

noun (2)

Definition of cat foot (Entry 2 of 3)

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

Definition of cat-foot (Entry 3 of 3)

: 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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History and Etymology for catfoot

Noun (1)

probably so called from the shape of the leaves

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