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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- A vestigial digit not reaching to the ground on the foot of a mammal or a claw or hoof terminating such a digit.

Usage examples (9)
  • Many puppy buyers are not aware that some breeds...have their dewclaw, an unnecessary toe on the back of the leg that's an evolutionary leftover, removed to give the leg...
  • Sure enough, after the four plantigrade toes, he went for the dewclaw.
  • The prints are cloven, 6½ inches long, with signs of a dewclaw a digit above the true hoof.
  • The dark pads unfolded into thick, clawed fingers; instead of a dewclaw, the thing had a thumb. for more
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