plural culverfoots
: any of several plants of the genus Geranium
especially : the small-flowered European cranesbill (G. columbinum) compare dove's-foot

Word History


Middle English culverfot, from culver entry 1 + fot foot; from the shape of the leaves

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“Culverfoot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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