crowfoot

noun

crow·​foot ˈkrō-ˌfu̇t How to pronounce crowfoot (audio)
plural crowfeet ˈkrō-ˌfēt How to pronounce crowfoot (audio)
1
plural usually crowfoots : any of numerous plants having leaves with cleft lobes
especially : buttercup
2
: crow's-foot sense 1
usually used in plural

Examples of crowfoot in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Workers at mussel camps would pull the mollusks from the creeks and rivers by using boats to drag an iron bar, called a crowfoot, outfitted with dozens of lines and hooks. The Indianapolis Star, 5 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of crowfoot was in the 14th century

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“Crowfoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crowfoot. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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