dewclaw

noun
dew·​claw | \ ˈdü-ˌklȯ How to pronounce dewclaw (audio) also ˈdyü-\

Definition of dewclaw

: a vestigial digit not reaching to the ground on the foot of a mammal also : a claw or hoof terminating such a digit — see cow illustration

First Known Use of dewclaw

1576, in the meaning defined above

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dewclaw

noun
dew·​claw | \ ˈd(y)ü-ˌklȯ How to pronounce dewclaw (audio) \

Medical Definition of dewclaw

: a vestigial digit not reaching to the ground on the foot of a mammal also : a claw or hoof terminating such a digit

Other Words from dewclaw

dewclawed \ -​ˌklȯd How to pronounce dewclawed (audio) \ adjective

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