Definition of bird's-foot in English:

bird's-foot

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noun (plural bird's-foots)

A European plant of the pea family, which bears pods shaped like the foot of a bird.
  • Ornithopus perpusillus, family Leguminosae
More example sentences
  • The bird's foot violet (Viola pedata) is a spring and autumn flowering perennial herb named for its finely dissected leaves which resemble the splayed toes of a bird.
  • We must linger for a moment more, for just at the top of the bank I see the little bird's foot (Ornithopus perpussillus).
  • The bird's-foot violet is a small perennial plant that flowers in the spring and again in the fall.

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