<botany> A papilionaceous plant, the Ornithopus, having a curved, cylindrical pod tipped with a short, clawlike point. Bird's-foot trefoil.

<botany> A genus of plants (Lotus) with clawlike pods. L. Corniculatas, with yellow flowers, is very common in Great Britain. The related plant, Trigonella ornithopodioides, is also European.

(01 Mar 1998)

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